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Re: line-height limitations

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:08:11 -0500
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
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To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
line-box-contain is basically perfect, so I'll just go with that for now.


On Mar 16, 2011, at 3:56 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> 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.
> ~TJ
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