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Re: line-height limitations

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:56:06 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinkuk3Sn662BX6sHs=8Xe_0yQU-zv=AAhhYiR+H@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
2011/3/16 Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>:
> How about something that said not to take the glyph size and font leading
> into account at all for line box height calculation, unless it us the only
> thing on the line and needs to be an input into line-height (for em line
> height, for example). Then it could also maybe solve the problem of
> vertical-align:sup creating a big gap between two lines.

Nah, you want it to take the height of the large letter into account,
just not the nonexistent descender.

Something to keep in mind is that you do *not* want an entire line of
text to shrink just because you happened to not use any letters with
descenders on that line.  Hyatt's first suggestion is good in this
respect, because it uses the line-height of the root inline box as a
base and then just limits how much it can grow.

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