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RE: Vertical rhythm and images

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 02:25:50 -0500
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0AB135BE41@MAILR001.mail.lan>
Actually there had been two tries to make it in the past, one called Line Grid or Document Grid[1], the other is 'line-stacking-strategy' property[2]. Neither are far from usable nor stable unfortunately, but Japanese publishers have high interests in doing Headings as described in [3] and I'm hoping to start working on this issue within a few months.

So, in short, no, not today, but may be in future.

I'm very glad to see the requirements exist in other scripts than Japanese, thank you for sharing this with us.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-text-20030514/#document-grid

[2] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-linebox/#LineStacking

[3] http://webtypography.net/Rhythm_and_Proportion/Vertical_Motion/2.2.2/


-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tab Atkins Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:29 AM
To: Rob Crowther
Cc: www-style list
Subject: Re: Vertical rhythm and images

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> I came across this question on StackOverflow today 'Is it possible to 
> keep vertical rhythm using only CSS?':
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4986944

> 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?

It's not possible in general right now.

That said, there has been some thought toward addressing this.  This is a more general case of the "I want lines of text in different elements to line up" problem that we want to solve with some sort of line-grid that you can set for a page.  No one's offered a serious proposal for this in some time, but I imagine that any good proposal could be extendable to allow aligning elements to the grid as well.


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