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Re: [css3-transforms] transform-origin syntax: 3D vs. background-position

From: Chris Marrin <cmarrin@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:22:50 -0800
Cc: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>, public-fx@w3.org
Message-id: <55B26722-BA53-40D3-AD72-338E662876A5@apple.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>

On Mar 1, 2012, at 11:46 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:
>> This is unfortunate. Being able to try things out in Safari is pretty
>> important, especially with regard to 3D transforms. Maybe you should ask
>> your manager to help you in this regard?
> 
> I've finished most of my transforms work already, and any
> non-editorial spec changes are to be reviewed by the co-editors, most
> of whom work for Apple.  I already review three independent
> implementations of transforms, namely IE, Chrome, and Firefox.  So
> hopefully my inability to review Safari is not a prohibitive problem
> at this point.  Fortunately, Safari and Chrome are the same for most
> things, although not for 3D transforms.

Right, their 3D transform implementation is completely different, which is important given the fact that we are discussing the CSS transform spec.

> 
> Of course, I encourage Apple to port their browser to more platforms,
> so that those of us who don't want to pay them large sums of money can
> still test their software.  If they don't, I guess it will be harder
> for standards editors to take their behavior into account when writing
> standards.

Wow, this statement really bothers me. In these standards discussions we really try to stay away from these platform prejudicial statements. If you don't want to own (or have your company own) a Mac that's your own business. But statements like this coming from a spec editor seem really inappropriate.

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~Chris
cmarrin@apple.com
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