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RE: [css3-linebox] aligning lines

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:22:29 -0800
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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In print, large part of motivation for line grid is that in double-sided printing lines on two sides of paper align, making white space white (not letters from the next page bleeding through). So historically it is probably whitespace alignment that really matters.

With that in mind, it is conceivable that "middle" (line in the middle of x-height) could be a good place to align. I am not saying it is the best default, but it may be desired...

-----Original Message-----
From: L. David Baron [mailto:dbaron@dbaron.org]
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 8:19 AM
To: Alex Mogilevsky
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie; Tab Atkins Jr.; www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [css3-linebox] aligning lines

There's also the question of what should be aligned to the grid.  It
seems to me that the baseline is the logical thing to align,
although we'd then have to be careful of multiple baselines.


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