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The line-height property specifies the height of an in-line element box.

Applicability:The line-height property can be used for all CSS elements.
Media Group: Visual


TARGET_ELEMENT { line-height: value }

Legal Values

Values can be entered in 4 ways:

normalSets set the computed value to a "reasonable" value based on the font size of the element
lengthThe box height is set to this length.
numberThe box height is set to this number multiplied by the element's font size.
percentageThe box height is set to this percentage multiplied by the element's computed font size.

See usage examples section for more details.

Mozilla Recommended Values

Usage Examples

TARGET_ELEMENT { line-height: 1.2; font-size: 10pt }     /* number */
TARGET_ELEMENT { line-height: 1.2em; font-size: 10pt }   /* length */
TARGET_ELEMENT { line-height: 120%; font-size: 10pt }    /* percentage */


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides a free online CSS validation service.

Specification Conformance

Browser Compatibility

See Also

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