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17.5. Properties

The real meat of style sheets lies in the collection of properties that can be applied to selected elements. The properties reviewed in this chapter reflect those provided in the CSS Level 1 specification (CSS1). The CSS Level 2 specification, released in May 1998, contains many additional properties and additional values for existing properties (see Section 17.7 later in this chapter). However, because only the latest browser releases are up to speed with CSS1, these properties should be enough to give you a good start in working with style sheets.

First, a disclaimer—the explanations provided here describe how each property ought to work according to the specification. Many of these are either unsupported or buggy in Version 3 and 4 browsers. For a listing of which browsers support which properties, see the charts in Appendix E.


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