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[csswg-drafts] [css-text-4] Should text-decoration-thickness make text-decoration-skip-ink skip more empty space? (#4493)

From: Jen Simmons via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:42:35 +0000
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jensimmons has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-text-4] Should text-decoration-thickness make text-decoration-skip-ink skip more empty space? ==
Currently, in both of the implementations of Text Decoration 4 in Safari and Firefox, when an underline grows thicker, the amount of space that's skipped around each descender gets wider. 

Here's a drawing:
<img width="866" alt="Testing combo of skip-ink   thickness 2019-11-06 19-38-09" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/108474/68350076-370b3b00-00cd-11ea-98b6-740c81e2a9cc.png">

Live demo: [https://codepen.io/jensimmons/pen/xxxjEgd?editors=1100](https://codepen.io/jensimmons/pen/xxxjEgd?editors=1100) 

As I've been evangelizing the new possibilities in underline styling, Authors are questioned why this is. I agree with them. I would prefer that the underline maintains the lengths show in the second example, no matter how thick the lines are. And I believe most typographers will want the same. 

Was this intentional? Is this in the spec? Or is this an implementation detail that was left up to each browser, and the engineers that have done this work just happened to do it the same way?

https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-decor-4/#line-position
https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-decor-4/#text-decoration-width-property
https://drafts.csswg.org/css-text-decor-4/#text-decoration-skip-ink-property

@fantasai 

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/4493 using your GitHub account
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