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latter case, the user agent can compute a slanted font face.


EM {font-style: oblique;}
This is used to set the weight of afont, making it heavier or lighter. The numeric value 400 isequivalent to the value normal, and 700 is equalto bold. Each numeric value is at least as heavyas the next-lower value, and at least as light as the next-highernumber.
U element: 4.1.6. Text Decoration
UA (see user agent)
underlining: 4.1.6. Text Decoration
changing color of: Weird decorations
removing from hyperlinks: 4.1.6. Text Decoration
turned off by browsers: Weird decorations
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): 3.5. CSS2 Units
Uniform Resource Locators (see URLs)
units: 11.1.3. Case 3: Putting a Magazine Article Online
(see also length units; CSS2 units)
for aural style sheets: 3.5. CSS2 Units
avoiding mixing: 11.1.3. Case 3: Putting a Magazine Article Online
color: 3.6. Summary
universal selector: Universal selector
unordered lists: 7.7.1. Types of Lists
unvisited anchors: 2.4.1. Pseudo-Class Selectors
uppercase text: 4.1.5. Text Transformation
upright text: 5.4.1. Fonts with Style
URI (Uniform Resource Identifier): 3.5. CSS2 Units
URLs (Uniform Resource Locators): 3.4. URLs
HREF attribute and: LINK attributes
referring to in style sheets: 3.4. URLs
specifying for images: 6.2.1. Background Images
user agent (UA): 2.2.2. Grouping Declarations
2.2.2. Grouping Declarations
(see also browsers)
users, selecting alternate style sheets: Alternate style sheets

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Figure 10-5

Figure 10-5. Selecting adjacent elements

If you wanted to make any element immediately following an H2 silver, then the universal selector comes into play:

H2 + * {color: silver;}

The fact that user agents ignore text between elements can actually be used to your advantage in many circumstances. Take, for example, a document design in which you want STRONG text toup into a previous paragraph, it may simply overwrite whatever was already there. On the other hand, the user agent may handle the situation by flowing content around the float, even though doing so isn't required behavior. Either way, it's probably a bad idea to count on a particular behavior, which makes the utility of negative margins on floats somewhat limited. Hanging floats are probably fairly safe, but trying to push an element upward on the page is a generally bad idea.

There is one other way for a floated element to exceed its