HTML and CSS Reference
pixels below the top of the element's box, the right edge is 10 pixels to
the right of the box, the bottom is 5 pixels above the bottom of the box,
and the left edge is 10 pixels to the right of the left side of the box.
Note that the clip property takes effect only when the overflow property
of an element is set to some value other than visible . When overflow is
set to visible , no clipping occurs and the clip property is ignored.
The popular browsers don't yet support the clip property.
126.96.36.199. The float property
The float property designates a tag's display space as a floating ele-
ment and causes text to flow around it in a specified manner. It is gen-
erally analogous to the align attribute for images and tables, but you
can apply it to any element, including text. [ The align attribute (deprec-
The float property accepts one of three values: left, right , or none (the
default). Using none disables the float property. The others work like
their align attribute-value counterparts, telling the browser to place the
content to either side of the flow and allow other content to be rendered
next to it.
Accordingly, the browser places a tag's contents (including its margins,
padding, and borders) specified with float: left against the left margin
of the current text flow, and subsequent content flows to its right, down
and below the tag's contents. The float: right pair puts the tag con-
tents against the right edge of the flow and flows other content on its
left, down and below the tag's contents.
Although the float property is most commonly used with tables and im-
ages, it is perfectly acceptable to apply it to a text element. For ex-
ample, the following creates a "run-in" header, with the text flowing
around the header text, as shown in Figure 8-17 :