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RE: Use Cases for Rotation in CSS

From: Alan Gresley <alan1@azzurum.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 05:26:19 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
cc: John Oyler <johnoyler.css@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20071102052619.34b83c2f3c9bef00757a2c62c0fb7450.dc74f0abdf.wbe@email.secureserver.net>

John Oyler wrote:

> > This note attempts to enumerate the set of use cases that have  
> > been, to date, identified for providing a "rotation" (and/or  
> > "tranform") property in CSS. (Because the discussion of "rotation"  
> > broadened into a discussion of arbitrary 2D transforms, the  
> > possibility of a "transform" property instead of just rotation is  
> > considered in these use cases. The use cases themselves only  
> > require rotation, however.
> 
> By far the most useful will be for certain tables, where labeling  
> columns will require text rotated into a vertical orientation, I'd  
> think. Obviously images aren't appropriate, and svg seems burdensome.  
> In many cases, text itself would be the most useful, and I'm not sure  
> that rotation should be extended to arbitrary elements. Also less  
> useful is arbitrary rotation... 90/180/270 degrees would do 95% of  
> what most people need. Just my personal opinion.
> 
> John Oyler
> john@discrevolt.com

But in a use case such a labeling for tables, I would believe that it would be much easier to read text that is not rotated but instead appearing vertical with letters flowing down an element like this

T
A 
B
L
E

which is a working draft already.

http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work#text-layout

Text rotation I think is much more about stylizing the text.

Kind Regards, Alan

http://css-class.com/
Received on Friday, 2 November 2007 22:18:06 GMT

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