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5.4.1. Fonts with Style

font-style is very simple: it's used to select between normal text, italic text, and oblique text. That's it! The only complications are in recognizing the

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be even more blank space, but that wasn't the case here.)

In a similar fashion, the overall width of a list item's element box is equal tothe content width of the list element that contains it. As you cansee in Figure 8-8, the margins of a parent elementcan influence the layout of a child element.

Figure 8-8

Figure 8-8. List items' overall width equals the width of the UL element Horizontal properties

regular <SPAN> regular <STRONG> bold <B> bold
Figure 5-15

Figure 5-15. Visual weight, with descriptors

5.2.3. Lightening Weights

Using XML to pass parameters and return values on servers makes it very easy to allow these servers to be web-enabled. A thin server side Java layer might be added that interacts with web browsers using HTML and translates the requests and responses from the client into XML, that is then fed into the server.

XML is totally extensible

By not predefining any tags in the XML Recommendation, the W3C allowed developers full control over customizing their data as they see fit. This makes XML very attractive to encoding data that already exists in legacy databases (by using database metadata, and other schema information). This extensibility of XML makes it such a great fit when trying to get different systems to work with each other.

XML supports shareable structure (using DTDs)

count on this. As an example, Netscape Navigator 4.x will not ignore or clip an invalid color value, but will instead perform some sort of magic translation to yield a totally unexpected color. Bringing the colors together

Table 3-4 presents an overview of the colors we've discussed. Italicized color names are those that can be legally used as values of a color declaration. Those without italics