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Re: display property

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 10:53:30 -0700
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To: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>, www-style@w3.org

At 10:45 AM 6/26/2003, Jens Meiert wrote:
> > By default, everything is 'display: inline'.
>That's not true. Simply test a page including
>       <p>A paragraph.</p>
>       <p>A second paragraph.</p>
>       <p>Yes, a third.</p>
>and look at it. Now add
>       p { display: inline; }
>to your CSS and see the result. There is no 'display: inline' default, in no

The point was that the default value of display in CSS2/CSS2.1 is inline, 
not that any particular UA defaults to using inline.  As already noted, 
most will make the default "block" in their own internal stylesheets.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2003 13:55:24 GMT

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