Re: vertical-align (5.4.4)
Jim King wrote:
> You're assuming here that a replaced item can actually have a
> that true? It can't have a line-height currently.
I suppose it can't have a font-size, since font-size implies
line-height. So my example is bogus.
The designers did a admirable job fitting the default HTML treatment of
replaced elements into the CSS model. But, IMO, two changes would make
the spec more versatile without screwing up current behavior:
(1) Allow any measurement for 'vertical-align', not just percentage.
(2) Specify that relative measurements such as 'em' and 'ex' should
refer to the parent's font if the element has no font-size property.
These changes would allow both sizing and vertical alignment of images
relative to the surrounding text.
I see no side effects from these enhancements. Am I missing something?