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Re: line-height: <length> should be revoked

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 22:46:28 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200404112146.i3BLkSV06369@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> This would be because Mozilla, Opera, and Safari are following
>  the W3C spec.

If that is the case, the specification is unreasonable, as, in my view, 
the only sensible behaviour is for the ratio, not the absolute 
value to inherit.

Line-heights are already a problem with accessibility because people
who set absolute font sizes also set absolute line heights, but IE only
overrides the former when you disable author font-sizes, often forcing
one to go back the microscopic fonts because of the resulting poor
or negative leading.  If the default CSS behaviour for this attribute
is to use the same line height throughout the document, it makes it
even more difficult to produce pages that will tolerate user font
size overrides.
Received on Sunday, 11 April 2004 17:46:33 UTC

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