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RE: [css-inline] result of initial-letter when sink substantially exceeds size

From: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 04:20:21 +0000
To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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+1

Steve Z

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Cramer [mailto:dauwhe@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:54 PM
> To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
> Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: [css-inline] result of initial-letter when sink substantially exceeds
> size
> 
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 2:20 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > AFAICS, the current spec does not explicitly address the situation
> > where the 'sink' value of an initial letter is much greater than its 'size':
> >
> >   p::first-letter { initial-letter: 1.8 4; }
> >
> > Is the following text of the paragraph expected to run _above_ the
> > initial letter, or should the initial letter's exclusion area be
> > assumed to extend upwards to the start of the paragraph?
> >
> > JK
> >
> 
> I think we should probably extend the exclusion area up. Having the text run
> above the initial letter further degrades the relationship between the initial
> letter and the subsequent text—the eye has to do lots of back and forth to
> read the word, assuming someone would understand the intent in the first
> place.
> 
> Dave

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