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[csswg-drafts] [css-align] initial definition of "first/last baseline set" is incorrect

From: L. David Baron via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 00:38:49 +0000
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dbaron has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-align] initial definition of "first/last baseline set" is incorrect ==
The [definition of first (last) baseline set](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-align/#first-baseline-set) starts off with a sentence:

> The first baseline set (and last baseline set) of a box for a given axis is the baseline set nominally associated with the first (last) line of text within the box.

that is basically incorrect, and quite confusing.  The paragraph below then correct this sentence.

But I found this sentence wrong enough (multiple times) while trying to understand the baseline alignment stuff in this spec that I think it should be removed or rephrased to be much more deferential to the per-layout-mode definitions in the paragraphs below it.

(Perhaps part of my issue is that I view the word "line" as a technical term related to inline layout.)

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1408 using your GitHub account
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