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Re: [CSS21] Issue 121 (was: Issues with inline formatting model (particularly 10.8))

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:51:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4C6EDCDF.5040706@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On 20/08/2010 18:28, Bert Bos wrote:
> This is text to resolve issue 121[1], which refers to item 9 in Anton 
> Prowse's e-mail[2].
> 
> Modify these two paragraphs in 10.8.1[3] as follows (indicated with 
> <del>/<ins>):
> 
>     When an element contains text that is rendered in more than one
>     font, user agents may determine the <ins>'normal'<ins> 'line-height'
>     value according to the largest font size. 
> 
>     Generally, when there is only one value of 'line-height' for all
>     inline boxes in a <del>paragraph</del> <ins>block-level box</ins>
>     (and no <del>tall images</del> <ins>replaced elements, inline-block
>     elements, etc.</ins>), the above will ensure that baselines of
>     successive lines are exactly 'line-height' apart. This is important
>     when columns of text in different fonts have to be aligned, for
>     example in a table.

Nice, thanks!

(I don't think "block-level box is quite right – in fact I think it
should be "inline formatting context" since the type of the box isn't
what's important – but that's something fantasai can address as part of
the great box cleanup in Issue 120.)

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Friday, 20 August 2010 19:54:03 GMT

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