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This extends the area in which content can be seen. However, it doesn't change the flow of the content, so the only visual effect is that more content can be seen below the element. The text does not flow out to the right, because the width of its line boxes is still constrained by the width of the positioned element. If there had been an image wider than the positioned element, or preformatted text with a long line, this might have been visible to the right of the positioned element, up to the point where the clipping rectangle ends.

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Index: E

element boxes: 7.1. Basic Element Boxes
8.1. Basic Boxes
element clipping: 9.1.4.3. Element clipping
element selectors: 2.1.1. Rule Structure
elements
classification of: 2.9. Classification of Elements
floated (see floated elements)
overlapping, altering: 9.5. Stacking Positioned Elements
styling common: 11.2.4. Styling Common Elements
visibility of: 9.1.5. Element Visibility
elevation property: 10.8.2. The Spoken Word
em box: 5.3. Font Size
em-height (em): 3.2.2.1. em and ex units
em length value: 5.3.3. Percentages and Sizes
em square: 5.3. Font Size
embedded style sheets: 1.4.2. The STYLE Element
ex-height (ex): 3.2.2.1. em and ex units
Extensible Markup Language (see XML)
external style sheets: 1.4.1. The LINK Tag
creating: 11.1.1. Case 1: Consistent Look and Feel
loading
with @import directive: 1.4.3. The @import Directive
with LINK element: 1.4.1. The LINK Tag
extra space around elements, adding: 7.2. Margins or Padding?
7.2. Margins or Padding?
(see also margins)


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shown in Figure 5-29:

H1 {font-variant: small-caps;}P {font-variant: normal;}<H1>The Uses of font-variant</H1><P>The property <CODE>font-variant</CODE> is very interesting...</P>
Figure 5-29

Figure 5-29. Small caps in use

As you may notice, in the display of the H1