This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The descent attribute defines the maximum unaccented depth of the font.

Note: It was specified to share the syntax and semantics of the obsolete descent descriptor of the @font-face at-rule defined in an early version of CSS 2.

Only one element is using this attribute: <font-face>

Usage notes

Value <number>
Default value Value of vert-origin-y
Animatable No


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'descent' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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