Is span the only way to do this?

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If I have some text strings on a page, e.g. headings, or paragraphs, and I
want them to have a background colour behind just the text, is use of the
span tag surrounding/enclosing the text the only way of achieving this?
Of course I would want it to adjust to any client resizing of the text, or
if characters were added or removed in the source.
I was surprised to find that paragraphs are the width of their container and
not the width of the text string, but no doubt there is a good reason for

Brian Tozer

Re: Is span the only way to do this?

KiwiBrian wrote:

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Try applying a background-color to the various page elements, or a span.
Using a span for inline text is probably the easiest way to do what you


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