August 19th, 2003, 12:39 AM
That's most often a graphic design question. Padding provides "white space" in the element's background color. Borders provide just that, and margins provide "white space" in the parent element's background color. Borders and margins have *-collapse rules to consider.
So, try it, see if you like it.
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