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How To Test Margin Spaces on All 4 Sides?

If you want test margin spaces on all 4 sides of a <P> tag you can use the following HTML and CSS document. It allows you to specify margin spaces with different values and validate them with legend boxes.

<style type="text/css">
  H1 {font-size: 20px}
  DIV.page {width: 475px; border: 1px solid black}
  TABLE#out {background-color: #ffdddd}
  TD#box {border: 1px solid black}
  P#box {width: 300px; height: 300px; 
    padding: 30px 10px 40px 20px; 
    border-style: solid dotted double dashed;
    border-width: 30px 10px 40px 20px;
    border-color: #ff0000 #00ff00 #0000ff #000000;
    margin: 30px 10px 40px 20px; 
    background-color: #ddddff}
  TD.legend#w30 {height: 30px; background-color: #ffffff}
  TD.legend#g30 {height: 30px; background-color: #dddddd}
  TD.legend#data {height: 160px; background-color: #ffffff}
  TD.legend#w40 {height: 40px; background-color: #ffffff}
  TD.legend#g40 {height: 40px; background-color: #dddddd}
</head><body><div class="page">
<H1>Content Box with Paddings, Borders and Margins</H1>
<table id=out><tr>
<td id=box><p id=box><script language="JavaScript">
  for (i=0; i<10; i++) {
    for (j=0; j<10; j++) {
      document.write(j+' ');
<td valign=top><table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr><td class=legend id=g30>- margin-top</td></tr>
<tr><td class=legend id=w30>- padding-top</td></tr>
<tr><td class=legend id=g30>- border-top</td></tr>
<tr><td class=legend id=data>- Content box</td></tr>
<tr><td class=legend id=g40>- padding-bottom</td></tr>
<tr><td class=legend id=w40>- border-bottom</td></tr>
<tr><td class=legend id=g40>- margin-bottom</td></tr>
<p align="right">By FYICenter.com</p>

Save this document as marginBox.html, and view it with a browser, you will see that the element full size is increased because of margin spaces:

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  1. What Is the HTML Element Formatting Model?
  2. What Are the Formatting Behaviors of HTML Elements?
  3. What Is a Block Element?
  4. What Is an Inline Element?
  5. What Is a Floating Element?
  6. Hot To Specify the Content Box Size of a Block Element?
  7. Hot To Specify Padding Spaces of a Block Element?
  8. Hot To Test Padding Spaces on All 4 Sides?
  9. How To Specify Borders of a Block Element?
  10. Hot To Test Borders with Different Widths, Styles, and Colors?
  11. How To Specify Margin Spaces of a Block Element?
  12. How To Test Margin Spaces on All 4 Sides?
  13. How To Specify the Color of the Margin Area?
  14. How To Specify the Color of the Padding Area?
  15. What Are the Background Properties of a Block Element?
  16. How To Set Background to Transparent or Non-transparent?
  17. How To Add Images to Backgrounds?
  18. What Is the Text Paragraph Formatting Model?
  19. How In-Line Elements Are Mixed in Text Lines?
  20. How In-line Elements Affect Line Box Heights?
  21. Is FORM a Block Element?

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