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                <section id="demo">
  <figure id="parent" data-title="#parent">
    <p>This is a demonstration of unitless line-height. Try setting the `line-height` unit of the `figure` element to use `em`s, and adjusting the `font-size` value of the `ul` element. Notice how the computed `line-height` value remains unchanged, inherited from the parent.</p>
    <figure id="child" data-title="#child">
      <p>Now try removing the unit from the `line-height` from the `figure` element, and adjusting the `font-size` value of the `ul` element. Notice how the computed `line-height` is changed in relationship to the `font-size`.</p>

<section id="config">
<pre><code>#parent {
  <label>line-height: <input id="p_lh_n" type="number" max="3" min="0.5" step="0.5" value="1"/></label><select id="p_lh_u">
      <option value=""></option>
      <option value="em">em</option>
  </select> <span class="comment">// <span id="p_lh">16px</span>;</span>

#child {
  <label>font-size:   <input id="c_fs_n" type="number" max="2" min="0.5" step="0.1" value="1"/>em;</label>
  <span class="comment">// line-height: <span id="c_lh">16px</span>;</span>



                #parent {
  line-height: 1;
#child {
  font-size: 1em;

// Demo Styling

figure {
  position: relative;
  margin: 0 auto;
  padding: 1rem;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  max-width: 800px;
  p {
    position: relative;
    z-index: 1;

  &::before {
    content: attr(data-title);
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    transform: translateY(-50%);
    font-family: monospace;
    background: #fff;
    padding: 0.5em;
    margin: 0 -0.5em;

pre {
  display: flex;
  code {
    margin: auto;

.comment { color: #ccc; }

input, select { font: inherit; }

#config {
  padding: 0.5rem;
  font-size: 0.8em;
  line-height: 0.8;
  flex: 0 0 auto;
  height: min-content;

#demo {
  flex-grow: 1;

.changed {
  animation: fade 0.5s linear;

@keyframes fade {
  0% { color: red; }
  to { color: inherit; }

* { box-sizing: border-box; }

// Center using flexbox
body {
  height: 100vh;
  display: flex;
  flex-flow: column;

body > * {
  margin: auto;
  width: 100%;
  overflow-y: scroll;
  padding: 1rem;

  &:not(:first-child) {
    border-top: 1px solid#ccc;

:root {
  font: caption;
  font-size: inherit;


                let $=(s,o=document)=>o.querySelector(s);
parent = $('#parent');
child = $('#child');

function reanimate(e, c){
  // Magic
  void e.offsetWidth;

function updateComputedLineHeight(){
  var p_lh = window.getComputedStyle(parent).getPropertyValue("line-height"),
      c_lh = window.getComputedStyle(child).getPropertyValue("line-height");
  if ($('#p_lh').textContent != p_lh) {
    $('#p_lh').textContent = p_lh;
    reanimate($('#p_lh'), 'changed');
  if ($('#c_lh').textContent != c_lh) {
    $('#c_lh').textContent = c_lh;
    reanimate($('#c_lh'), 'changed');

function setParentLineHeight(){ = $('#p_lh_n').value + $('#p_lh_u').value;

$('#p_lh_n').addEventListener('change', setParentLineHeight);
$('#p_lh_u').addEventListener('change', setParentLineHeight);

function setChildFontSize(){ = $('#c_fs_n').value + "em";

$('#c_fs_n').addEventListener('change', setChildFontSize);