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left

Sets the position of the object relative to the left edge of the next positioned object in the document hierarchy.

Syntax

{ left: sPosition }

Possible values

sPosition

Variant that specifies or receives one of the following values:

auto

Default. Default position, according to the regular HTML layout of the page.

length

Floating-point number, followed by an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px).

For more information about the supported length units, see Length units reference.

percentage

Integer, followed by a percent sign (%). The value is a percentage of the height of the parent object.

This property has a default value of auto. It is not inherited.

Remarks

You should use the left property only when the position property is set; otherwise, the value of the left property is ignored.

Examples

The following example uses the left property to change the position of the object. This example uses an inline style sheet to set the position of an image 100 pixels to the right of the left edge of the parent object:

<div style="position:absolute;left:100px">
<img src="cone.jpg"></div>

Standards information

This property is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 2 (CSS2) Ee371246.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

Applies to

a, abbr, acronym, b, bdo, big, blockquote, body, button, caption, center, cite, code, custom, dd, defaults, del, dfn, div, dl, dt, em, embed, fieldset, font, form, hn, hr, i, iframe, img, input type=button, input type=checkbox, input type=file, input type=image, input type=password, input type=radio, input type=reset, input type=submit, input type=text, ins, li, object, ol, p, q, s, span, sub, table, td, th, tt, u, ul, var, xmp

See also

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