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Layouts, Margins, and Other Style Sheet Property References

In this sixth part of our series on style sheet properties, you'll learn about layout properties, margins, and more. It is excerpted from chapter four of Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Third Edition, written by Danny Goodman (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596527403). Copyright © 2006 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

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  1. · Layouts, Margins, and Other Style Sheet Property References
  2. · Layout-grid-line
  3. · Line-break
  4. · List-style-image
  5. · Margin

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Layouts, Margins, and Other Style Sheet Property References - Line-break
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IE 5(Win) NN n/a Moz n/a Saf n/a Op n/a CSS n/a

Inherited: Yes

Controls line-breaking rules for Japanese text.

CSS Syntax

line-break: normal | strict

Value                 One of the following constants: normal | strict.

Initial Value       normal

Example             p {letter-break: strict}

Applies To          Block-level elements .

Object Model Reference


IE 4 NN 4 Moz all Saf all Op all CSS 1

Inherited: Yes

Sets the height of the inline box (the box holding one physical line of content). Under normal circumstances, the line-height of the tallest font in a line of text or the tallest object governs the line height for that content line.

CSS Syntax

line-height: normal | number | length | percentage


A value of normal lets the browser calculate line spacing for the entire element, thus producing a computed value that can be inherited by nested elements. A number  value (greater than zero) acts as a multiplier for the font-size of the current element. Therefore, if a nested element inherits the line-height multiplier from its parent, that multiplier is applied to the current elementís font-size setting (the multiplier, not the computed value of the parent, is inherited). A length  value assigns an actual value to the inline box height. And a percentage  value is a multiplier applied to the font size of the current element. In this case, the computer value can be inherited by nested elements.

Initial Value       normal


p {line-height: normal}    /* Browser default; actual value is inheritable */
p {line-height: 1.1}       /* Number value; the number value is inheritable */
p {line-height: 1.1em}     /* Length value; the actual value is inheritable */
p {line-height: 110%}      /* Percentage value; percentage times font size */
/* is inheritable /*

Applies To                  All elements.

Object Model Reference


IE 4 NN n/a Moz all Saf all Op all CSS 1

Inherited: Yes

This is a shorthand property for setting up to three list-style properties in one assignment statement. Whichever properties you donít explicitly set with this property assume their initial values. These properties define display characteristics for the markers automatically rendered for list items inside ol and ul elements.

CSS Syntax

list-style: list-style-type || list-style-position || list-style-image


See the individual property entries for list-style-type, list-style-position, and list-style-image for details on acceptable values for each. You may include one, two, or all three values in the list- style property setting in any order you wish.

Initial Value          None.

Example                ul {list-style: square outside none}

Applies To

dd, dt, li, ol, and ul elements and any other element assigned the display: list-item style property.


Object Model Reference


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