[whatwg] Baseline of objects

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 12 09:38:46 PDT 2013

bz wrote:
> On 12/28/12 1:42 PM, Jonas Grus Dinesen wrote:
> > I am looking for a feature to set the baseline of an object, fx an svg 
> > figure (rectangle, triangle etc) which makes it possible to let fx 
> > height and width of an object grow upwards and not downwards. Maybe by 
> > setting horisontal and vertical baselines.
> For vertical, see
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#propdef-vertical-align
> (specifically the percentage and length values).

On Mon, 31 Dec 2012, Jonas Grus Dinesen wrote:
> I can see that the explanation was not really good. It's not the content 
> of the element but the element it self I am referring to. What I have in 
> mind is maybe an x- and y axis that could be replaced in the bottom or 
> top(x axis), to the left or right(y axis). Actually this axis could be 
> placed anywhere inside the element and make it possible for the element 
> to increase or decrease its width and height in both directions, exactly 
> like Flash can do it.

This seems like a presentational/styling request. I recommend approaching 
the CSS working group.

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