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Re: [css-d] Body Margin

Sent by Eric A. Meyer on 29 January 2002 12:12

At 12:31 -0500 1/29/02, David Gilden wrote:

><body bgcolor="#ffffff" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" 
>Is this equivalent to:
><style type="text/css" media="screen"><!--
>body { margin:0;}

    Almost.  To be absolutely sure you get the effect you're seeking, 
you would want to declare:

    body {margin: 0; padding: 0; border-width: 0;}

A browser might choose to recreate the "offset" between browser 
window edge and page content using padding instead of margin, for 

>and is this the more correct as well,

    It's more CSS-based and forward compatible.  The HTML-based way is 
now non-standard and only backward compatible.

Eric A. Meyer (, List Chaperone
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
   -- Martina Kosloff
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