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CSS Pocket Reference, 4th Edition by Eric A. Meyer

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Name

margin-left

Values:

<length> | <percentage> | auto

Initial value:

0

Applies to:

All elements

Inherited:

No

Percentages:

Refer to the width of the containing block

Computed value:

For percentages, as declared; for length values, the absolute length

Description:

Defines the width of the left margin for an element. Negative values are permitted, but caution is warranted (see margin).

Examples:

p {margin-left: 5%;}
pre {margin-left: 3em;}

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