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Re: New CSS1 draft available

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 96 18:52:11 EDT
Message-Id: <9609202252.AA10413@sqrex.sq.com>
To: james@metabridge.com, bbos@mygale.inria.fr
Cc: www-style@w3.org
> [...]  (1) `leading' is ambiguous (some define it as line
> height, others define it as the extra space between lines), and (2) we
> don't want to keep the space between lines constant, but rather the
> distance between baselines.

Utter baloney -- if the line height is constant, so is the distance between
baselines.  However, you are right that line-height is usually easier to
deal with.  Little strips of lead are out of vogue :-)

> In addition, (3) line-height is what is used in the short-hand
> notation:
>     font: 12pt/14pt Helvetica

Note that line height interacts with drop caps.

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