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Re: [css3-background] 'background' shorthand

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:34:32 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200804071734.32883.bert@w3.org>

While working on open issues for the Backgrounds and Borders module, we 
came across this old message, which looks like a feature request, but 
has never had an answer from the WG yet:


Laurens Holst:
> S.F. Alim schreef:
> > Well I believe that size is necessary but what about image should
> > flip vertical or horizotal or even mirror it - I mean inverse it
> > like whatever is right to left should be left to right
> Well, that sounds like a negative size.
> So, “url(foo)/-100%” auto will cause the image to flip.

This is not an official answer, only the opinion of the editors. We 
think flipping images does not belong in CSS, certainly not in level 3. 
There is little demand for it, little interest in implementing it and 
images can easily be flipped *before* being sent to a UA (a method that 
works for images outside of CSS, too).

[For Tracker: this fulfills ACTION-8.]

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