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

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.

Received on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:24:44 UTC