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Vertical rhythm and images

From: Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:48:04 +0000
Message-ID: <4D5ACA64.6090608@boogdesign.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Hi All

I came across this question on StackOverflow today 'Is it possible to 
keep vertical rhythm using only CSS?':


Ignoring the specifics of the question, it seems like a useful thing for 
CSS to be able to do is set some element height to the closest multiple 
of a given value (eg: for a line height of 2em, either 2em or 4em or 6em 
or ... depending on the intrinsic size).

The functionality already exists (sort of) in the 'round' value on 
'border-image-repeat' - this is doing the same sort of thing, but with 
the appropriate slice of the border image.  How feasible would it be to 
extend this to arbitrary elements?

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