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inline box questions!! (yes, again :)

From: Ranjit Singhe <ranjit_singhe@mail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:17:28 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <384581571.937495048123.JavaMail.root@web02.pub01>
To: www-style@w3.org

below is some html that i ran thru gecko.
i'm also attaching a jpeg that is the screen shot of this html rendered by

now for the question: why is the background decoration affected only by the
base line height and not by the content?? intuitively (to me!) i would
expect the yellow box to

1. surround all the text and the image; OR
2. surround all the text, but not replaced elements.

instead, it seems to me to surround only the line-height size.

i can accept this (if i have to) as the expected behaviour as long as i know
where exactly in the spec it gives me this info.

btw, i have access to the addison-wesley book by lie and bos, and i actually
read it from cover to cover; i still don't understand this scenario. :(

all assisstance would be greatly appreciated.



.tmpB { border-style: dashed; font-style: italic;
padding: 5px; background-color: yellow;
color: black; }
IMG { border-style: solid; }

<span class="tmpB">Some
<big><big><big><big>te(y)xt</big></big></big></big> in a box,
<img src="http://www.google.com/google.jpg">with
an embedded image.</span>

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(image/jpeg attachment: why.jpg)

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