There is no simple way to make a hanging edge (or exdent) on the
introduction of a paragraph, although a negative indent with margin
shift does accomplish this. Why not introduce a exdent command in the
next version of CSS to achieve this in one go. The exdent could be a
property or class.

I make up this class for some of my sites;
span.exdent {text-indent: -36px; padding: 0, 0, 0, 36; font-size: 12px;}
However, that is rather long winded, isn't it.

What about:

<p exdent="10px">  </p>

or in a styling sheet:

p {exdent: 10px;}

Benjamin Rossen
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Received on Friday, 6 July 2001 14:50:24 UTC