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[csswg-drafts] [css-inline] initial-letter should be clearer about how it makes its block taller

From: L. David Baron via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:10:44 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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dbaron has just created a new issue for 
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-inline] initial-letter should be clearer about how it makes 
its block taller ==
The [section on Raised and Sunken 
Caps](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-inline/#raised-sunken-caps) 
specifies that the initial letter's margin box contributes to the size
 of the containing block.  However, it's not clear on the mechanism 
that's used for this.

In particular, it should be clear about whether this works by:
 * increasing the size of the first line box (on its block-start 
side), or
 * adding space between the content box of the block and its first 
line box, or
 * something else.
It should also presumably be clear that it increases the size of the 
block only if the margin-box of the initial letter would (based on its
 alignment) protrude above the top of the first line box.

The difference is detectable, at a minimum, by testing 
<code>vertical-align: top</code> elements in the first line.

Please view or discuss this issue at 
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/719 using your GitHub 
account
Received on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:10:50 UTC

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