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Re: [css3-text] Behavior of text-decoration with differing font sizes, subscript, superscript, etc.

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:56:43 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCq8UatT8PCe525MsU_CUhm4WwCex5ROfVn=pz6+bL_-A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 4:18 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> Please let us know if this is satisfactory or if you have further
>> comments on this issue (including any suggested clarifications to
>> the new prose).
>
> Thanks!  The new text looks like it addresses the basic issue I
> brought up; I'm not qualified to judge whether it best addresses all
> the use-cases, but it's fine for mine.  A few points I didn't
> understand about the spec text:
>
> "overlines (and over-positioned underlines)": "over" is italicized,
> but not linked to anything.  In contrast, in the later text fragment
> "non-alphabetic underlines (and under-positioned overlines)", "under"
> is linked.  Is this an error?  I didn't see where "over-positioned" is
> defined.  'text-underline-position' as defined in the current draft
> doesn't support an 'over' value.
>
> Likewise, the phrase "text-over" on the next line is italicized but
> not linked.  It would be useful to link it to wherever it's defined.

Errors.  Those should link to the definition of the "over" direction.
The over/under direction pair is similar to before/after, but some
vertical languages put over/underlines on the after/before sides,
respectively.

> The phrase "under-positioned overlines" links to
> 'text-underline-position', but the prose for that property makes it
> sound like it only affects underlines, not overlines.  Is this
> correct?  What does it mean for an overline to be under-positioned?

it's just linking to the definition of the "under" direction.

We should probably pull these out better.  I think they're defined in
Writing Modes?

~TJ
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