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Spacing between lines of different font size is not proportional
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When two, line-break, <br /><br />, tags are used in wikitext, then for smaller font sizes, the line break produces too-large a vertical spacing between the lines. The effect doesn't depend on which Wikipedia skin is in effect. Here are some examples to try on the wiki:

;Example 1
This is a paragraph with default font size.<br /><br />Note the acceptable paragraph spacing between this line, started with two line-breaks, and the previous line; both inside a normal font. And I'm hoping if I add enough text this line will wrap to show that two paragraphs really can be in one line.

;Example 2
<font size="-3">This is a paragraph with a &lt;font size="-3"&gt;.<br /><br />Note the unacceptably large spacing between this line, started with two line-breaks, and the previous line. It's the same spacing as in the first example. It should have becoming proportionally smaller vertical spacing because the font is smaller.</font>

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Cpiral created this task.Jan 19 2016, 4:11 AM
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Use HTML p-tags with style=font-size:small attributes. Inside the p-tags the spacing created by the <br /><br /> will be proportional.

<p style="font-size:x-small;"> Then the benchmark line gets<br /><br />a proportionally spaced line.</p>

Cpiral closed this task as Resolved.Jan 20 2016, 9:20 PM
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