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Cross-browser font height


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As you see the outline is collapsed in the following sample:

var input = document.getElementById('input');
var output = document.getElementById('output');
input.addEventListener('input', function() {
  output.value = input.value;
});
output {
  display: block;
  font: 20px Arial;
  outline: 1px solid green;
}
<input id="input">
<output id="output"></output>

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How can I prevent it? Do I need to give the output a fixed height? If so, what value should I give to the height if I want it to be just as high as the text height — not an arbitrary number? Is there a cross-browser solution?

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You can use a CSS pseudo-selector to put some fake content inside the output element to allow it to keep its height.

output::before {
  content: ".";
  display: inline-block;
  width: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
}

 

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