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  1. #1
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    Extending a border

    Is it possible to extend a border so it goes out a little farther than the element?

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    Hi there mizas,
    Is it possible to extend a border so it goes out a little farther than the element?
    No, you will have to resort to trickery
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
       "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title></title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    
    <style type="text/css">
    #outer {
        width:100px;
        padding:0 5px;
        border-top:1px solid #000;
        margin:20px auto;
     }
    #inner {
        height:100px;
        background-color:#fcc;
     }
    </style>
    
    </head>
    <body>
    
    <div id="outer">
    <div id="inner"></div>
    </div>
    
    </body>
    </html>
    coothead

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    Or a single-DIV solution is to use existing borders on the sole element:
    <div style="width:200px; border-top:10px solid black; border-left:20px solid white; border-right:20px solid white; padding:5px; margin:20px; background-color: pink;">
    <p>content goes here</p>
    </div>
    Caveat is that if the border-top is more than 1px, you start to get 'picture frame edges' effect.. But maybe this is something you would want(??).
    I build for: Firefox and tweak for IE

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