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CSS 2.1 Reference: padding-left Property

CSS padding-left Property
selector {padding-left: value ;}

The padding-left property is used to specify the width of the left side padding area. See the Box Model for a description of the boxes that are generated for elements and the relative position of the padding area.

This property is specified by using a length, percentage, or keyword, according to the syntax shown above. If a percentage value is used, the value will be a percentage of the containing block's width.

CSS Example: The padding-left property is set using a length value.
  .tst1 {padding-left: 50px; background-color: orange;}
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  • inherit - The inherit keyword is used to specify that the value for this property should be taken from the parent element. If inherit is used with the root element, then the initial value for this property will be used.
Applies To All elements except elements with the following display types: table-row-group, table-header-group, table-footer-group, table-row, table-column-group, table-column.
Inherited No
Initial Value 0

padding-left Property Examples
Test It HTML StyleTest It HTML StyleTest It HTML5 StyleThe padding-left property is set using a length value.