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Re: Inline h*ll

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 10:13:11 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <14459.18734.640000.192331@ETTE>
To: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach Matthew Brealey:

 > http://www.opera.com/people/howcome/2000/inline-hades/
 > 
 > 
 > Impressive.
 > 
 > However...
 > 
 > 11. <P style="line-height: 14pt; font-size: 12pt;">11.
 > This is a paragraph which<BR>contains a <BIG
 > style="font-size: 300%;">BiG</BIG> element<BR> that
 > will do weird stuff.</P>
 > 
 > Since the line-height declaration is 14pt, there
 > should be 14pt between baselines, regardless of the
 > content.

No. All inline boxes on the line are 14pt high, but the baselines are
in different positions due to the effect of "half-leading". Since the
inline boxes are aligned vertically on their baselines, the resulting
line box is higher than 14pt.

Mozilla shows this example in the same manner as Opera 4.

Cheers,

-h&kon

Chief Technology Officer                                Opera Software
Håkon Wium Lie                     http://www.opera.com/people/howcome
howcome@opera.com                                gets you there faster
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