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Re: Inline h*ll

From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 16:32:28 +0000 (GMT)
To: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.04.10001251631140.26357-100000@mary.bath.ac.uk>
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Erik van der Poel wrote:

>>> However, the author may also wish to have finer control over the
>>> border. He may want to draw it as tightly as possible around the
>>> text, i.e. zero or little vertical space between text and border.
>> 
>> Doesn't this happen anyway if the padding is zero?
> 
> If the inline element is <span>_</span>, does the current CSS spec say
> that the border is drawn immediately above the top of the _ or at the
> height of the font itself?

Oh, _that_ kind of tightly. 

That would probably be best dealt with by some extensions to the 'outline'
property, IMHO.

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