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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: Tadeus Prastowo <tadeus.prastowo@unitn.it>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0100
Message-ID: <CAN-HRFamamKbnus2+c0JDm7mcYfXGC-Ar9PdMKt6ZkeHJ5gyqw@mail.gmail.com>
To: OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:52 PM, OwN-3m-All <own3mall@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Then, you are experiencing a culture shock.  You will get over it in due time.
>
> That's a bad argument.  It's best to leave the default the way it is
> and add these supposed "enhancements" as available features through
> addition of CSS code... not the other way around.

You wrote that CSS originally does not specify that the default is to
cut through descenders.  That means that different browsers are free
to do what they wish, no?  So, your browser happened to choose to cut
through descenders while still being standard conformant for many
years.  That forms a culture for you.  Now come to think about this:
if every browser had chosen to not cut through descenders, would you
had any problem with the current CSS strengthening the default to not
cut through descenders?

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Best regards,
Tadeus
Received on Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:45:39 UTC

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