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Re: CSS line-height frustrates font size overrides

From: Mike Rundle <phark@phark.net>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 19:36:11 -0400
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Message-Id: <8C5DD814-6888-11D7-ADD2-00039346C598@phark.net>
I agree.

I think a good compromise could be that if designers need to use 
absolute sizes for font-size, they should at least use em lengths for 
their line-height, so if the browser were to change the absolutely set 
font-sizes, the line-heights would scale accordingly.

I myself am trying to avoid setting absolute sizes for my text, but bad 
habits die hard ;)

On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 05:57  PM, David Woolley wrote:

> A problem I'm beginning to notice is that people are using pixel
> values for line-height, based on their under sized fonts.  That
> means that if one disables font sizes in IE, to get round the
> undersized fonts (something I've had permanently set for a few months
> now), the vertical spacing becomes so low as to make the text
> difficult to read, or even becomes negative.  You are then forced
> to choose between font size and line height problems.
> I'm not sure what the user agent rules say, but I think user agents
> should consider line-height to be in the same category as font-size,
> when disabling the latter.  Authors shouldn't, of course, use such
> absolute sizes.

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