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Re: line-height (was: inline h*ll)

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 02:48:19 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20000121104819.11891.qmail@web903.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

--- "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2000 18:52:14 -0500, JOrendorff@ixl.com wrote:
> > 
> > Almost nothing should override line-height.  Superscripts and
> > subscripts absolutely should *not* affect line spacing.  Very large
> > type or images might.
> 
> If you only want them to change the line-height when necessary, you
> could suggest:
> 
> sub, sup {
> 	line-height: normal; /* or perhaps 1.0 */
> 	}
> 
> This is a reasonable thing to put in the user stylesheet of a browser
> (if it isn't in the appendix of CSS2, it probably should be...).  Or,
> if you want to be more extreme (and allow the potential for overlap):
> 
> sub, sup {
> 	line-height: 0;
> 	}
> 
> > Unfortunately, the spec already defines a different algorithm.  It's
> > okay, just ugly.  Perhaps there should be a property that lets the
> 
> I think it's a good thing that, by default, text doesn't overlap.
> Would you want your subscripts on one line overlapping your
> superscripts on the next?
My view on this is to convert sub and super to a percentage and clip them
when the botttom of the text falls outside the line box.
 

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