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Re: line-height limitations

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:59:38 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=J6pcEX1Cwb8Jczsh+Yd+g_Yu-oaof5W9+JixQ@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>
On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2011, at 1:56 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> 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.
>
> You presume to know what I want?
>
> First lines are not the only lines to get messed up in spite of consistent line-heights on the whole block.

I presume to know what *Hyatt* wants, and your solution was
insufficient for that for the reason I mentioned.

(Also, that was a general "you", not a specific "you as in Brad".  Sorry.)

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 17 March 2011 00:00:30 GMT

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