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Re: line-height limitations

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:20:14 -0700
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110318222014.GA14995@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2011-03-18 15:08 -0700, Brad Kemper wrote:
> Actually, what I meant is to change the UA stylesheet, so if, for example, it currently has this:
> p { line-height:1.2; }
> then instead you change it to this:
> p { line-height:1.2em; }
> Does this not fix the problem with little or no negative repercussions?

This causes multiple problems:

 * It means that <p><span style="font-size:2em">text</span></p> has
   overlapping text.

 * It means that <p>text <span style="font-size:0.7em">text</span>
   text</p> has *wider* lines on the lines with the small text
   because the half-leading for the small text is larger and thus
   extends lower.


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