W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > March 2011

[CSS21] Issue 181 confusion over the height of inline-level boxes

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 17:09:54 +0100
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <201103041709.55059.bert@w3.org>
(See http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-181)

The first list item in section 10.8 (Line height calculations: the 
'line-height' and 'vertical-align' properties[1]) in the current draft 

|  1. The height of each inline-level box in the line box is calculated
|     (see "Calculating heights and margins" and the 'line-height'
|     property).

That is confusing, because the height is not the content height and you 
have to follow the links to know what height it actually is. I had an 
action to make this clear and this is my change:

   1. The height of each inline-level box in the line box is calculated.
      For replaced elements, inline-block elements, and inline-table
      elements, this is the height of their margin box; for inline
      boxes, this is their 'line-height'. (See "Calculating heights and
      margins" and the height of inline boxes in "Leading and half-

This paragraph in 10.6.2[2] is then no longer needed and can be removed:

| For 'inline' and 'inline-block' elements, the margin box is used when
| calculating the height of the line box.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-CSS2-20101207/visudet.html#line-height
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-CSS2-20101207/visudet.html#inline-

  Bert Bos                                ( W 3 C ) http://www.w3.org/
  http://www.w3.org/people/bos                               W3C/ERCIM
  bert@w3.org                             2004 Rt des Lucioles / BP 93
  +33 (0)4 92 38 76 92            06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Received on Friday, 4 March 2011 16:10:23 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 25 March 2022 10:07:57 UTC