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Re: Rotated Content

From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 00:15:17 +0100 (BST)
To: Rasmus Kaj <kaj@raditex.se>
cc: springer@netrax.net, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.04.9906290012500.72-100000@midge.bath.ac.uk>
On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Rasmus Kaj wrote:

> I tought I remembered seeing this on the list before, but I failed to
> find it on Ian Hickson's list [2].

Hmm. I have quite a few things still to add to the list... (Not likely to
happen before september, either. Sorry people...)

> It seems to me this is related to the 'position' property, an element
> with position: static should probably not be rotatable (just like
> 'left' and 'top' don't apply to static elements), so it should
> probably go into what is section 0.3.2 in CSS2, "Box offsets: 'top',
> 'right', 'bottom', 'left'", something like this:
>   'rotate'
>     Value:       <angle> | auto | inherit 
>     Initial:     auto 
>     Applies to:  all elements (with position other than static)
>     Inherited:   no 
>     Percentages: N/A
>     Media:       visual 
>   This property specifies how a box's content is rotated from the
>   content of the box's containing block.
> Naturally, there should also be examples of this, and what is now
> section 4.3.7, Angles [3], should also be updated to note that angles
> apply visually as well as aurally.

Sounds like a very good idea.

Ian Hickson
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