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by Eric A. Meyer
ISBN 1-56592-622-6
First edition, published May 2000.
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Table of Contents

Copyright Page
Chapter 1: HTML and CSS
Chapter 2: Selectors and Structure
Chapter 3: Units and Values
Chapter 4: Text Properties
Chapter 5: Fonts
Chapter 6: Colors and Backgrounds
Chapter 7: Boxes and Borders
Chapter 8: Visual Formatting

If the overflow is set toscroll, the element's content isclipped -- that is, cannot be seen -- but some way is providedto make the extra content available to the user. In a web browser,this would mean a scrollbar (or set of them) or another method ofaccessing the content without altering the shape of the elementitself. One possibility is depicted in Figure 9-9,which could result from the following styles:

DIV#sidebar {position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 15%; height: 7em;
Chapter 9: Positioning
Chapter 10: CSS2: A Look Ahead
Chapter 11: CSS in Action
Appendix A: CSS Resources
Appendix B: HTML 2.0 Style Sheet
Appendix C: CSS1 Properties
Appendix D: CSS Support Chart
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H3 {font-family: 'Zurich Bold', sans-serif;} H4, P {font-family: Zurich, sans-serif;} SMALL {font-family: 'Zurich Light', sans-serif;}

Besides the obvious tedium of writing such a style sheet, it only works if everyone has these fonts installed, and it's pretty safe bet that most people don't. It would make far more sense to specify a single font family for the whole document and then assign weights to various elements. You can do this, in theory, using the various values for the property font-weight. A fairly obvious font-weight declaration is this:

In this case, it's up to the user agent, but the CSSspecifications explicitly state that user agents are not required toreflow previous content to accommodate things that happen later inthe document. In other words, if an image is floated up into aprevious paragraph, it may simply overwrite whatever was alreadythere. On the other hand, the user agent may handle the situation byflowing content around the float, even though doing so isn'trequired behavior. Either way, it's probably a bad idea tocount on a particular behavior, which makes the utility of negative If you use CSS to set the color of all hyperlinks (both visited and unvisited) to be blue, then that's what they'll be. In the same way, if you use styles to set the background of a page to be green, then the entire page background will be the same shade of green throughout the entire document. If you set the background of H1 elements to be navy, then the whole background of every H1 will be the same dark blue color.

In CSS, you can set both the foreground and background colors of anycapitalize is not a precisely defined behavior, depending as it does on "words," which are difficult to define in a programmatic way.


vertical-alignIE4 P/P IE5 P/Y NN4 N/N Op3 P/-

Used to set the vertical alignment of an element's baseline with respect to its line-height. Negative percentage values are permitted, and will cause the element to be lowered, not raised.

text-indentIE4 Y/Y IE5 Y/Y NN4 Y/Y Op3 Y/-

Used to set the indentation of the first line of an element. This is most often used to create a tab effect for Negative values are permitted, and cause "hanging indents."

text-transformIE4 Y/Y IE5 Y/Y NN4 Y/Y Op3 P/-

This property changes the case of the letters in the element, regardless of the case of the original text. The selection of letters to be capitalized by the value capitalize is not a precisely defined behavior, depending as it does on "words," which are difficult to