[thelist] CSS: margin and padding?

Mark Gallagher mark at cyberfuddle.com
Mon May 13 09:26:07 CDT 2002

Michael Galvin wrote:
> What is the difference between margin and padding in a div definition?  Is
> it the same sort of deal as the cellpadding and cellspacing in a table?

Yes.  However, unlike with tables, padding is added to the width of the DIV.

> Does margin (or padding) only become visible if you have a border around the
> div?

Well, it only becomes *obvious* with a border.

Mark Gallagher

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