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Re: line-height suggestions and easier alignment

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:11:41 -0800
Message-ID: <4F07719D.8030505@tiro.com>
To: Scott Johnson <sjohnson@mozilla.com>
CC: www-style@gtalbot.org, Peter Sorotokin <psorotok@adobe.com>, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, Richard Le Poidevin <ric@betleywhitehorne.com>
Scott Johnson wrote:

> Perhaps I'm missing something important, but isn't Richard just 
> advocating that we add another option so that an author could control 
> where the spacing for line-height is applied? I don't see why creating 
> an additional option that modifies the behavior of line-height, in a 
> future version of CSS, would be controversial. 

I'm not sure that it is controversial in itself. Rather, I think the 
whole manner in which CSS handles line height might be controversial. My 
own concern is that both the present CSS line-height behaviour and the 
proposed option might be overlooking factors from the font side that 
need to be understood. That was the spirit in which I provided 
information about how typographers generally reckon leading for aligned 
columns, as a baseline-to-baseline measure.

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