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Re: css background rotation: where to look

From: Simetrical <simetrical@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 09:10:40 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20812240610y22df89e4n44adce09b0076f3b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Niels Matthijs" <niels.matthijs@internetarchitects.be>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 7:29 AM, Niels Matthijs
<niels.matthijs@internetarchitects.be> wrote:
> I know there must've been serious discussions about this before, I think I even remember some talk about it when css3 was still hip and creating rounded corners using multiple backgrounds, rotation and one source image were up on the table.

Note that this use-case is covered (much more flexibly) in the
border-image property.

> Is there a place I can find these discussions, as there seems to be no plan to include css background rotation in css3 which surprises me a great deal. I thought I finally found a good solution for using css sprites, seems there's no css background rotation propery to abuse.
>
> Any help on the pros and cons and why it has been left out of css3?

I believe that things like rotations are covered in the CSS Transforms proposal:

http://webkit.org/specs/CSSVisualEffects/CSSTransforms.html

The proposal allows much more dramatic stuff than what you're talking
about, though, which is a simple (presumably right-angle) rotation of
a background image rather than arbitrary affine transformations on
entire chunks of canvas.  I don't know off-hand if something more
narrow is being proposed right now anywhere.
Received on Wednesday, 24 December 2008 14:11:15 GMT

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