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CSS CSS Layout Basics Getting Started with CSS Layout Why Vertical Margins Collapse

So do some block elements come predefined with certain margins and paddings already applied to them?

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2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

You asked a very similar question two days ago. And I said:

Some elements have padding or margins by default, but most do not.

Here's a CSS Default Values Reference on w3schools.com that shows the values different elements have by default.

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

There's no default padding. The white space is the margin between the body and the html element. Elements that cover 100% of the body still don't reach the edges of the window because of that margin.

Note that there would be no visible difference between margin on the body element (the default) and padding applied to the html element (not normally done).

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