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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-pseudo-4] property line-height should apply to ::first-letter (#2959)

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 20:41:19 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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I suspect what's happening in Firefox is that it's following this advice from CSS2 / Selectors 3:
“To allow UAs to render a typographically correct drop cap or initial cap, the UA may choose a line-height, width and height based on the shape of the letter, unlike for normal elements. CSS3 is expected to have specific properties that apply to first-letter.”
https://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/selector.html#first-letter
https://www.w3.org/TR/selectors-3/#application-in-css

We're planning to remove that allowance in favor of the `initial-letter` feature, so that ::first-letter floats won't be this weird undefined exception. But in the meantime it looks like Firefox tried to make things work better typographically for ::first-letters.

Fwiw, you can change colors, backgrounds, and font-family even when using `initial-letter`, nothing you're doing there seems out of reach. We just need the spec finished and implemented. :)


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