Chapter 22. Layout: The Old Way

There are several deprecated and proprietary (X)HTML tags that apply to an entire page, instead of being limited to just a few words or paragraphs. I call these elements page layout features and restrict them to this chapter.

Included among these features are setting margins and columns, controlling the spacing between the elements on a page, changing the background color for the entire page, dividing a page into logical sections, positioning elements in layers, and determining when line breaks should, and shouldn’t, occur.

Note that all of the elements discussed in this chapter are either deprecated (see page 343) or non-standard and should be avoided in favor of styles. In each section, I’ll point you to the page ...

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