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Copyright © 2002 O'Reilly & Associates. All rights reserved.do this correctly. Also,background-color is not inherited. Its defaultvalue istransparent,which makes sense; if an element doesn't have a defined color,then its background should be transparent so that the background ofits ancestor elements will be visible. Imagine for a moment that thedefault value were something else, such as silver.markup:
<IMG SRC="b5.gif" style="float: right;" alt="section b5">
As Figure 7-63 makes clear, the image "floats" to the right side of the browser window. This is just what we expect. However, some interesting issues are raised in the course of floating elements in CSS.
On the other hand, we could set the "tall" text to have aline-height which is actually bigger than itsfont-size. For example:
<P STYLE="font-size: 12px; line-height: 12px;">This is text, <EM>some of which is emphasized</EM>, plus other text<BR>which is <B STYLE="font-size: 24px;">boldfaced</B>