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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: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:26:38 -0500
To: OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <79ff2c655fd56cf85905a91326e27afb@gtalbot.org>
Le 2018-02-21 13:15, OwN-3m-All a écrit :
>> It *is* progress.
> In your opinion.  I don't agree.
>> Apple totally did it right; it’s the others who have been doing it 
>> wrong.
> Again, opinion.  It's not a matter of fact.  The underline change is
> opinion based.
> The new way is inconsistent and looks bad to my eyes.
> You really prefer the way Chrome renders this text as oppose to 
> Firefox?
> https://s17.postimg.org/qqhjdkyfx/chrome_underline_ugly.jpg
> I don't.

As far as I can see in your screenshot and after closer examination with 
regards to 'text-decoration-skip-ink: auto', the property 
text-decoration-skip-ink does not apply to normal blank white space 
(U+0020). That is important to state in this discussion.

I initially (and incorrectly) thought that property 
text-decoration-skip-ink had a rendering effect on normal blank white 
space (U+0020).

Finally, note that accessibility advocacy groups and experts formally 
discourage using underlining of non-clickable text and items. You want 
to reduce confusion, guesswork, hesitation of users.

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