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of text. The true bottom is the lowest point in the text, taking into
account descenders, even if there are no characters with descend-
ers in the line. A descender is the tail on a "y," for example; the
baseline of the text is the bottom of the "v" in the "y" character.
Opera, the standard bearer, ignores absbottom , whereas the other
popular browsers treat it as advertised ( Figure 5-13 ).
Figure 5-13. Browsers take into account text descenders
when aligning images with the align=absbottom