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[css-d] Re: Body Margin

Sent by Timothy J. Luoma on 29 January 2002 12:12

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, David Gilden wrote:

> I have been using the following IE only code and want to upgrade to CSS,

YAY!  Welcome to the fold :-)

> So old style,
> <body bgcolor="#ffffff" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
> Is this equivalent to:
> <style type="text/css" media="screen">
> <!--
> body { margin:0;}
> --></style>
> and is this the more correct as well,

Yes, that is correct, and will work in CSS-supporting browsers.

> Comments?

CSS gains even more ground when you put the CSS in an external style sheet
and link it.

I saved nearly 75% of a large page once by moving to CSS because I did not
have to repeat font/bgcolor for cells in a large table.

Needless to say, folks noticed the difference in speed.

I thought some would complain, but even those who could not see the nice
style said "What I really wanted was the information anyway" -- crushing
blow to my designer ego, but a good lesson.


Timothy J. Luoma ~ ~ [EMAIL-REMOVED]
Amateur Webdesigner Extraordinaire
Favorite pasttime: Finding and Reporting obscure typos in webpages
"Good web designers are frequently validated"
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