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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Creating Style Rules

We've seen how to create selectors in rules; it's time to take a look at creating rules themselves. A rule is composed of a selector followed by a semicolon-separated list of property-value pairs enclosed in curly braces, like this:

TITLE {display: block; font-size: 24pt; font-weight: bold; 
text-align: center; text-decoration: underline}

In this case, I'm setting values for the display, font-size, font-weight, text-align, and text-decoration properties. You assign a value to a property by following the name of the property with a colon, whitespace, and the value you want to assign.

Quite a number of properties are defined in CSS. The best way to get a grip on what's going on is to actually use them, so we're about to see ...

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