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Questions on CSS3 Module: Text - line

From: (wrong string) šper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 22:57:21 +0200
Message-ID: <003201c27944$73490ee0$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

<http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-text-20020515/#text-decoration>

Example: Letter "g" with underline:

   #####     #####     #####
  #     #   #     #   #     #
  #  1  #   #  2  #   #  3  #
  #     #   #     #   #     #
   ######    ######    ######
----------------- # --------#--
        #         #         #
  #     #   #     #   #     #
   #####     #####     #####

Is it simply out of the scope of CSS to define how the lines of underline,
overline and linethrough are drawn, or is it missing yet? Shall the line be
placed on top (ex. 1) or below (2, 3) the actual letter? Does it stop
shortly (e.g. 1px) before (2) the letter or exactly next to it (3)?
This is especially important, because visible, with colored lines
(text-*-color properties).
AFAIK in classic typography variant 2 is prefered, but PC word processors
mostly generate example 1 like renderings.

How will a UA distinguish "<'text-underline'> || <'text-overline'> ||
<'text-line- through'>" for the text-decoration property as the values of
all three shorthand properties look the same?

Btw.: Why isn't text-decoration:blink more configurable, e.g. the blink
frequency? Actually the better question is why to keep the blink value. ;)

Christoph
Received on Monday, 21 October 2002 16:57:19 GMT

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