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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Visual Effects Properties

New in CSS2, visual effect properties let you describe how elements are drawn. I'm including a sampling of these properties here.

clip

  • CSS2 values: <shape>|auto|inherit

  • Default value: auto

  • Element support: Block-level and replaced elements

  • Browser support: [IE5, IE6]

  • Style inherited: No

The clipping region of an element indicates what part of the element is drawn and, therefore, what part is visible. This property lets you set an element's clipping region.

overflow

  • CSS2 values: visible|hidden|scroll|auto|inherit

  • Default value: visible

  • Element support: Block-level and replaced elements

  • Browser support: [IE5, IE6]

  • Style inherited: No

This property specifies whether the content of a block-level element should be clipped if it extends ...

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