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Old 06-05-2011, 07:32 AM   #1
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Question for the CSS experts

I've run across a book from PG that uses a lot of the following to format poetry.

Code:
style="margin-left: 65%;"
style="margin-left: 33%;"
I could build

Code:
.marginleft65{
margin-left: 65%;
}
.marginleft33{
margin-left: 33%;
}

I began to wonder if there is some way to parameterize a CSS definition so that the actual value can be inserted as needed. e.g.

Code:
.marginleft{
margin-left: ??;
}
I've done a lot of searching throught the references but no luck. Probably not possible, .

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Old 06-05-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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What are those two margins for?
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:41 AM   #3
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Not possible. At least not in CSS2 and without scripting.

By the way, I'd probably want the margins changed to something that wouldn't waste 65% of the limited width of a 5" screen... PG texts are often designed for computer screens.
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Not possible. At least not in CSS2 and without scripting.

By the way, I'd probably want the margins changed to something that wouldn't waste 65% of the limited width of a 5" screen... PG texts are often designed for computer screens.
I sometimes us high numbers to 'place' things in chapter headers.
I normally use 2 px just to clear the bezel edge
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Not possible. At least not in CSS2 and without scripting.

By the way, I'd probably want the margins changed to something that wouldn't waste 65% of the limited width of a 5" screen... PG texts are often designed for computer screens.
I don't use them but it did get me wondering about methods to do something in CSS.
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I normally use 2 px just to clear the bezel edge
For that, it's better to use a 2px margin in @page, and zero margin elsewhere
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You can define a rule like:

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@page { margin: 2px; }
and it will be applied (in compliant readers) to all screens. See here
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Ok. Good to know.

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