HTML and CSS Reference
FIGURE 4.40 An ugly box break across lines.
FIGURE 4.41 The broken ends of the box are now filled in and are cloned from the start and
end of the box. This looks a lot better!
Let's finish the CSS bling tour with a simple little fix for those ugly breaks you get
when a nicely styled element wraps across lines (or columns or pages). Figure 4.40
shows a styled link as an example.
This break is easily remedied by a new CSS property called box-decoration-
break (in www.w3.org/TR/css3-background). If you add the following to the link
you'll produce a better-looking result (well, in Opera anyway; other browsers should
catch up soon) ( Figure 4.41 ).