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

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Name

padding-top

Values:

<length> | <percentage>

Initial value:

0

Applies to:

All elements

Inherited:

No

Percentages:

Refer to the width of the containing block

Computed value:

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

Description:

Defines the width of the top padding for an element. Top padding set on inline nonreplaced elements does not affect line-height calculations; therefore, such an element with both top padding and a background may visibly extend into other lines and potentially overlap other content. Negative padding values are not permitted.

Examples:

ul {padding-top: 0.5in;}
h3 {padding-top: 1.5em;}

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