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CSS3: margins

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 15:50:10 -0400
Message-ID: <3BC9EC72.375F4837@escape.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-box-20010726/
  |
  |  'Margin-inside' and 'margin-outside' are aliases for 'margin-left'
  |  or 'margin-right', depending on the current medium:
  |    * in paged media [link], 'margin-inside' sets 'margin-left' for
  |      those parts of an element that fall on a right-hand page and
  |      'margin-right' for the parts on a left-hand page. 'Margin-outside'
  |       is the reverse.
  |    * in other media, 'margin-inside' is an alias for 'margin-left' and
  |      'margin-outside' for 'margin-right'.
  |  Note: "inside" refers to the side of a page close to the binding,
  |  "outside" to the side where the book opens.
  |
  | [Do we really need margin-inside & margin-outside, or is 'page:left'
  |  enough?]

I think margin-inside/margin-outside would only be useful for
the outermost element in printed material. Gutters, IMO, should
be handled by the UA, as they depend on the type of binding.

margin-start and margin-end would be very helpful, though. :)
Received on Sunday, 14 October 2001 15:47:43 GMT

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