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oblique text: 5.4.1. Fonts with Style
octothorpe (#) preceding ID selectors: 2.3.2. ID Selectors
offsets (see side-offset properties)
CSS implementation in: 1.3.2. Implementations
padding and: 7.5.4. Padding: Known Issues
padding values, negative: 7.5. Padding
operating system, colors and: 10.5.2. Colors
order sorting: 2.8. The Cascade
ordered lists: 7.7.1. Types of Lists
7.7.2. List Item Images
origin image: Length values
origin sorting: 2.8. The Cascade
origins: 2.8. The Cascade
orphans property: 10.8.1. Paged Media
outline properties: 10.5.3. Outlines
overflow: 9.1.4. Content Overflow and Clipping
overflow-clip property: Overflow clipping
overflow clipping: Overflow clipping
overflow property: Overflow
elements, altering: 9.5. Stacking Positioned Elements
floated elements, preventing: 8.3.1. Floating: The Details
margins (see collapsing margins)
text, preventing: 8.4.3. Managing the Line Height of Inline Elements
overlining: 4.1.6. Text Decoration
BODY, TABLE, TD, TH {color: red;}

This will often solve the problem. I say "often" becauseit doesn't always work, for reasons that are poorly understood.Navigator 4 has the most trouble getting it right, but its failuresare not consistent. The best minds in CSS analysis have yet to comeup with a recipe for predicting Navigator's behavior,unfortunately.


Something else to watch out for is Navigator 4's handling of

overriding previously declared values: 11.1.3. Case 3: Putting a Magazine Article Online

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7.5. Padding

Between the borders and the content area, we find the padding of the element box. It will come as no surprise that the simplest property used to affect this area is called padding.


four properties, which we will refer to as the side-offset properties, are a big part of what makes positioning work.

These properties describe an offset from the nearest side of the containing block (thus the term side-offset ). For example, top describes how far the outer top edge of the positioned element should be placed from the top of its containing block. In the case of top, positive values move the top edge of the positioned element