I'm doing a small revival project, and I'm trying to match the original source as best as I can, including the leading.
But it seems that, when it comes to leading, InDesign doesn't care about any vertical metrics parameters (ascender, descender, line gap, etc.); all it cares about is its own leading measure.
Is that so? Don't font vertical metrics ever affect leading in InDesign?
And if that's indeed case, does it make any sense to you that the leading publishing application just ignores the font's wishes in this department?