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Re: [css3-text] CSS3 suggestion for text-underline

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 08:24:03 -0700
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <411A6461-A316-4774-A078-CE85053F9B20@gmail.com>
To: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>

On May 17, 2010, at 10:05 PM, Thomas Phinney wrote:

> Defining the default underline behavior should be part of any effort
> to give users the ability to further modify the underline. A default
> underline should use the values in the font for underline position and
> thickness. Even if it doesn't, the underline should still scale with
> the text.
> (Yes, the Chrome/Safari/IE behavior is simply incorrect.)

"Should" according to what? Some principal of typographic purity? When I am designing Web pages for computer monitors, I virtually always want the underline to be a single pixel in thickness (especially when used for hyperlinks). Even if I wanted a bigger underline for larger letters (I never actually have, btw), I would want it to be an integer number of pixels thick.

As for position, I would much rather it be in a consistent position across different fonts or sizes on the same line.
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