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Re: [css-text] CSS Text Module Level 4

From: John Hudson <john@tiro.ca>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:35:40 -0700
To: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>, timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <561C51DC.90404@tiro.ca>
On 12/10/15 17:02, Liam Quin wrote:

> Measure is the printer's term for the line length (in effect).

Yes. May refer to width of text block overall, or to reduced measure 
where pictures or other elements intrude into the text block.

> A glossary definition of measure (which doesn't correspond to any 
> single CSS property directly) might be more helpful. For example,
>
> measure - the space available for lines of text; this gives the 
> maximum possible line-length. It is generally equal to the dimension 
> of the CSS content box in the inline progression direction but may 
> also be affected by floats or other intrusions in some circumstances.

That's pretty good, I think.

JH

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