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Re: [css3-fonts] proposal for 'font-size-adjust: auto'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:06:55 -0700
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1003182006q7266ad5dt9a471516c81f1dca@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 2010-03-18 17:23 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> I like it.  The <number> value is also simply more difficult to use,
>> as you need to experimentally determine the x-height of your first
>> font yourself.
>
> Let me clarify one thing that might have been unclear:  this
> proposal is about basing 'auto' on the *user agent's* initial value
> (i.e., the "Initial value" line in the spec) for 'font-family', not
> on the first of the families provided by the author.

That was unclear to me, but doesn't change the fact that it makes it
easier.  It automatically determines the x-height of *some* normal,
appropriate font, which should often be sufficiently useful.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 19 March 2010 03:07:48 GMT

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