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Re: Inline h*ll

From: Eric A. Meyer <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:03:30 -0500
Message-Id: <v04210101b4a39876219c@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
>> Note that the lines shown above would never actually be rendered by a
>> UA. If a border was applied to the SPAN, for example, it would
>> surround the *font-size*, not the line-height.
>I remain entirely unconvinced. I would appreciate if
>someone can explain how (for example) the border is
>where it is.

   I sympathize wholeheartedly, Matthew.  This is exactly where I was at
the beginning of the week, which is what led me to post the original
message.  That posting touched off some discussion within the CSS&FP WG in
which it was revealed that, although many WG members understood the inline
formatting model, it took most of an hour for them to discover that they
agreed in their interpretation how it worked.  (So I didn't feel so bad for
not getting it.)
   I am currently writing up an explanation, based on the WG discussion and
currently under WG review, which I hope will help answer your question(s)
as they did mine.  With any luck, I'll be able to publish the URL today or

Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
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