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[css-writing-modes] Atomic inline "capable" of providing its own baseline

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 13:36:08 +0100
Message-ID: <5370C038.9030401@exyr.org>
To: www-style@w3.org
4.3 Atomic Inline Baselines
> If an atomic inline (such as an inline-block, inline-table, or
> replaced inline element) is not capable of providing its own baseline
> information, then the UA synthesizes a baseline table thus:

I understand what is intended here, but only based on prior knowledge. 
This text does not help determine whether a particular atomic inline is 
capable of proving its own baseline information.

Also, the "capable of proving its own" wording is a bit weird, as if 
inline boxes were sentient beings.

I suggest replacing the quoted text with:

> Unless specified otherwise, the baseline information for an atomic
> inline box is synthesized as follows.
> Note: [CSS21] defines the <a
> href=/visudet.html#propdef-vertical-align>baseline of 'inline-table'
> and 'inline-block' boxes</a>.

Simon Sapin
Received on Monday, 12 May 2014 12:36:32 UTC

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