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oblique text: 5.4.1. Fonts with Style
octothorpe (#) preceding ID selectors: 2.3.2. ID Selectors
offsets (see side-offset properties)
CSS implementation in: 1.3.2. Implementations
padding and: 7.5.4. Padding: Known Issues
padding values, negative: 7.5. Padding
operating system, colors and: 10.5.2. Colors
order sorting: 2.8. The Cascade
ordered lists: 7.7.1. Types of Lists
7.7.2. List Item Images
origin image: Length values
origin sorting: 2.8. The Cascade
origins: 2.8. The Cascade
orphans property: 10.8.1. Paged Media
outline properties: 10.5.3. Outlines
overflow: 9.1.4. Content Overflow and Clipping
overflow-clip property: Overflow clipping
overflow clipping: Overflow clipping
overflow property: Overflow
elements, altering: 9.5. Stacking Positioned Elements
floated elements, preventing: 8.3.1. Floating: The Details
margins (see collapsing margins)
text, preventing: 8.4.3. Managing the Line Height of Inline Elements
overlining: 4.1.6. Text Decoration
overriding previously declared values: 11.1.3. Case 3: Putting a Magazine Article Online

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So far it sounds like we've done the same thing to each bit oftext. This is not quite the case. The inline boxes don'tactually line up, as we can see in Figure 8-50,because the text is all baseline-aligned.

Figure 8-50

Figure 8-50. How the inline boxes (gray) influence the height of the line box

However, it is precisely the inline boxes which determine the heightof the overall line box. The line box is defined to be the distance | X | Y | Z

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hidden, it is made "invisible" (to usethe wording in the specification). In its invisible state, theelement still affects the document's layout as though it werevisible. In other words, the element is still there: you justcan't see it. Note the difference between this anddisplay: none. In the lattercase, the element is not displayed and is removed from the documentaltogether so that it doesn't have any effect on documentlayout. Figure 9-14 shows a document in which anEM element has been set to beThat's it! The only complications are in recognizing the difference between italic and oblique text and knowing why browsers don't always give you a choice anyway.



italic | oblique |