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RE: Microsoft contributing test cases to the CSS WG

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 03:33:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0803140329330.17076@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Arron Eicholz wrote:
> >
> > Under no circumstances is 0.5em a valid 'ex' height for this font, 
> > though.
> 
> Actually I think the height can be 0.5em for a valid 'ex' height in some 
> cases. The problem is in the spec (section 4.3.2 paragraph 7, sentence 
> 5) where it states this, "In the case where it is impossible or 
> impractical to determine the x-height, a value of 0.5em should be used."

Sure, but it's not impractical in this case, since the font contains an 
explicit entry giving the x-height. (At the very minimum, the test should 
allow for both interpretations. It shouldn't assume 0.5em exclusively.)

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