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RE: [css-break] I hate the diagrams

From: Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:08:46 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 20, 2015 2:18 PM
> Unfortunately, the updated diagrams (with the gray lines) are broken as well,
> both in practice and in theory.
> In practice, it looks like Chrome/Linux, at least, is interpreting ems as user-
> space units when you load it via <img>?  All the gray parts are *super tiny*.
> This is a bug on our part, of course, but still.

OK, changed the diagrams to use only px. Let me know if you notice any other breakage.

> In theory, using ems for the width of some things and then positioning them
> around/between things positioned in pixels is broken.  SVG doesn't have
> wrapping in this context, so if the user's font size is different than expected,
> the lines will over- or underflow and look dumb.  The entire diagram should
> be in px only.

I agree in general but for this simple case I would expect interop.

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