Comments down under... > -----Original Message----- > From: Keiron Liddle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: May 7, 2002 4:40 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: RE: [REDESIGN] Line layout manager discussion > > > On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 03:56, Arved Sandstrom wrote: > > > >From a practical viewpoint it makes sense to wrap the block > in an inline > > > area with the traits and treat the block normally in layout > terms but it > > > still feels uncomfortable. It also introduces a whole lot of other > > > questions about line height, padding etc. > > > > > The use of "line-height" for inlines is as a synonym for > "height"; one _can_ > > use "height" but only for replaced inline-level FOs. So for an original > > "inline", say, we'd ignore a "height" but use "line-height" > instead, which > > more often than not is just going to inherit from the block > containing it. I > > think this is pretty straightforward. > > > > I don't know if this is what you were getting at, though. > Because I figure > > you're on top of this already. > > I was referring to the line-stacking-strategy. If it is font-height then > "It has the same block-progression dimension for each line-area child of > a block-area." > > This means that if we embedd the block within a line area then the line > is still the same height as other lines. So even if the block is big > enough to fill a page it will be placed in a line area that has the same > height as as other lines with only text.
"font-height" has the same effect on other things also, though, where a person may have some expectation that the element has a larger size. Like external-graphic, for example. Which is why a note in Section 6.6.5 even says that one normally uses "max-height" (the default) or "line-height" for this FO. I think this is a situation that would be cause for a runtime warning, using some kind of heuristics - the user has imposed conditions on the FO that really don't go well together. Something that big they should maybe think of doing a float. But the spec itself is reasonably clear on what we can expect from "font-height", I think. Arved --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]