[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 16768] New: Underlining elements

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Mon Jan 7 03:50:57 PST 2008


           Summary: Underlining elements
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 525+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Layout and Rendering
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: niels.matthijs at internetarchitects.be

Maybe it's not really a bug, but it's an issue nonetheless.

I've been looking into the underlining of elements cross-browser. The results
can be seen here:


As you can see, Webkit (Safari) underlines right beneath the baseline of the
text. And as the font sizes, the underlining doesn't size with it.

First of all, when the underline hits the baseline of the text, this makes the
text somewhat harder to read. And as people size their fonts (bad vision), the
underlining doesn't size with it (so it won't be as visible to them).

Personally, I like the way Opera handles it, placing the underline between the
baseline and the absbottom of the text, still sizing the underline as the font
size grows.

It's a small issue, but hopefully something can be done about this.

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