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[whatwg] Adding descent to TextMetrics

From: Dion Almaer <dion@almaer.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 15:19:06 -0600
Message-ID: <DC361243-9FF9-4199-A2FE-5F38B267FF11@almaer.com>
And if we are in there... Can we add the other attributes? For height in bespin we resorted to the width of "m" for the font :/

On Jul 8, 2010, at 2:49 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:

> 
> We've been doing some work with html line boxes; mainly, mixed font styles in a text area,
> using the HTML Canvas element. While Canvas fillText does have the textBaseline attribute,
> in order to set the current alignment, it does not provide enough metrics through the measureText
> function for us to exploit the textBaseline attribute across fonts (sizes and styles).
> 
> Adding descent, to the measureText object would allow us to do more.
> Currently, TextMetrics only returns "width". I'm proposing adding "descent" to that list.
> 
> -Charles
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