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Re: [CSS21] Text-decoration "inheritance"

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 22:59:02 +0300 (EEST)
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 staffan.mahlen@comhem.se wrote:

> On 1 Oct 2003 at 20:54, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> > Neither the behavior specified nor the common browser behavior (which
> > effectively corresponds to inheritance) is generally suitable.
> Could you elaborate on when the common browser behavior is not
> suitable?

When the "decorated" text contains superscripts, and especially when it
contains subscripts. The underlining is disturbingly broken.
Compare the appearance of
<span style="text-decoration:underline">H<sub>2</sub>O</span>
with the effect you get when the style sheet is
border-bottom: solid 1px

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2003 15:59:09 GMT

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