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Re: Request for adjustable font-size: line-fit

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:18:04 -0700
To: Richard Fink <rfink@readableweb.com>, Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
CC: Anselm Hannemann <info@anselm-hannemann.com>, "www-style@w3.org List" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE390E3B.B11C%galineau@adobe.com>

From:  Richard Fink <rfink@readableweb.com>

>>    On 8/20/2013 8:32 AM, Lea Verou wrote:
>>      What happens when the line width depends on the font-size,
>>        such as when width is specified in ems, ch or ex?

>    I would suppose that, based on the em value initially specified in
>    the style sheet, the browser would compute a line size corresponding
>    to that, and so that would become the boundaries of the box, so to
>    speak.
The issue Lea is referring to - I think - is that if the element has
width:30em, the em in that length refers to the font size of the element
the width property applies to. Thus if said font-size is in turn a
function of how wide the element is you have a circularity. And in CSS,
circularity is awkward.


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