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RE: [css3-text] Balance Text proposal

From: Randy Edmunds <redmunds@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:43:03 -0800
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
CC: Scott Johnson <sjohnson@mozilla.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EF8190CAE830584B9A075FBE708F5548014A0703E6DD@NAMBX02.corp.adobe.com>
> This seems to make a bunch of assumptions that aren't, in general, true in CSS.
>
> In particular, it assumes that all the lines end up the same height (which is true only
>if there are no variations in font or vertical alignment, and might even require that
> there be no variation in which fonts are selected as a result of character-by-character
> fallback), that there are no floats anchored within the text that you're trying to balance.

Yes, that only applies to the intended and usual cases, but can't be guaranteed. I'll update the proposal to state the number of lines are invariant, but there will be cases where the height and width could change.

Thanks,
Randy
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:43:39 GMT

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