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Re: [css-text-decor-3] determining position and thickness of line decorations

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:01:17 -0700
Message-ID: <53BE565D.5090905@inkedblade.net>
To: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 07/04/2014 09:12 AM, Lea Verou wrote:
> Sorry to bring up this old thread from March 24th, 2013, but it got no
> replies and I think it raises an important issue. Authors need fine
> grained control over text decorations and they will resort to any hack [1]
> to get it. In [1], the author explains how they tried everything, from
> borders to box-shadows, and ended up using gradient backgrounds (!),
> just to be able to control the color *and thickness* of text underlines.
> IMO there should be a 4th property in the `text-decoration` shorthand:
> `text-decoration-width` or `text-decoration-thickness`, with values of
> auto | <length>. `auto` would produce the current behavior and would be
> the initial value.

This seems like a reasonable proposal to me.

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