<h2> Tag....is this normal behaviour ?

Posted on 2000-05-18
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Here is an example :

<table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 bordercolor=#003466 border=1>

After the word "test" there is a new line or carriage return or whatever caused by the </h2> tag(note that if you remove the </h2> tag it goes away).

Is this normal ?
How can I stop it ?

Question by:ozymandias
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Author Comment

ID: 2820941
BTW, I am using IE 5.0, but it does the same in Netscape also.

Expert Comment

ID: 2820956
Yes, this is normal.  Closing the h2 tag prevents the rest of the page from being displayed in the h2 font.

Expert Comment

ID: 2820957
and being a header, it will do a carriage return.  If you don't want the carriage return, don't use the <h2> tag, and use a <font size=5> tag instead.
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CJ_S earned 200 total points
ID: 2821034
but using the <font size=5> will give you different results on different settings of the browser.

Like messentary pointed out the carriage linefeed return will always be after a <Hx>.

To get the same result without the blank line you should instead use styles which have their height in pixels, and set it exactly like you want them. Then use those CSS styles within your own <font> tags...

Good luck,

Expert Comment

ID: 2821061
or use some css...

<H2 STYLE="margin-bottom:0px">test</H2>

should work...

btw: you could also define stylesheets in the <HEAD> tag...


.... title and meta stuff ...

h2 {

this will give all h2s in you document a uniform shape...


Expert Comment

ID: 2821066
sorry cj s...
i was writing this stuff while you added this comment...
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Expert Comment

ID: 2821094
it's okay, great minds have the same thoughts =/
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Author Comment

ID: 2821319
Damn it...I had done this with a style sheet and it didn't work. Problem was I had missed the semicolon off the style line above the margin-bottom setting and I didn't notice <kicks self v.hard>.

    COLOR: #003466;
    FONT-FAMILY: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica;
    FONT-SIZE: 12px;
    TEXT-DECORATION: none <==missing semicolon !

I guess CJ_S gets the points.

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