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Re: text-decoration-skip-ink auto should continue past behavior - 30+ years of underline behavior changed by latest CSS draft

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:49:06 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <a10382d0-38a8-d85d-24fe-c74670fed059@w3.org>

On 2/21/2018 12:34 PM, OwN-3m-All wrote:
>> This is a progression, and improves typography on the Web.
> Sorry, but that's not progression.  You're plain wrong.  Apple should
> not be able to dictate what is progress and what isn't.  Such a
> garbage argument.

Please keep your arguments on a technical level, with courtesy to other 

Your point appears to be either

a) that underlines which cut through descenders are preferable. If so, 
please cite some legibility or typographic material in support of this 


b) that underlines which cut through descenders are both commonplace and 
desirable, depended upon, and should not change. In that case, please 
provide some evidence that this is desirable (as well as just being common).

Chris Lilley
Technical Director @ W3C
W3C Strategy Team, Core Web Design
W3C Architecture & Technology Team, Core Web & Media
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