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Re: Rotating column headers - Bump

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:29:38 +0100
Message-Id: <p06240851c66f8b0b575c@[17.202.35.52]>
To: Keryx Web <webmaster@keryx.se>, www-style@w3.org
At 9:25  +0200 30/06/09, Keryx Web wrote:
>Sorry for the bump, but I really want an answer.

Sorry.  I have had several discussions about this with my colleagues, 
and so far we don't have a better idea than the kinds of 
multiple-embedded-things that you showed in your example.  It's a 
relevant problem, and it's surprisingly subtle.  We'll probably keep 
nibbling away at it, and I encourage you to do the same.

It might be good to start a Wiki on the issues, I suppose....

>
>On 2009-06-27 11:01, Keryx Web wrote:
>>Hi
>>
>>With CSS transformations I have finally found a way to rotate column
>>headers in order to save space. I have put it into experimental use for
>>FFox 3.5 at:
>>
>>http://keryx.se/resources/html-elements/
>>
>>(Apologies to Webkit: I will add support soon.)
>>
>>Without this feature my table gets really wide and will cause excessive
>>horizontal scrolling for most users. It also helps trying to fit the
>>table on a paper for printing.
>>
>>This is a very clear use-case and a standard feature in all spreadsheet
>>software.
>>
>>I have described my technique at
>>http://itpastorn.blogspot.com/2009/05/rotating-column-headers-using-css-only.html
>>
>>
>>As you can see my method is quite a hack and very fragile and I can't
>>use the same values for Gecko and Webkit.
>>
>>It seems to me that there should be a way to achieve this result that is
>>easy and stable. Has this been discussed and if so can someone point me
>>to that discussion?
>>
>
>
>--
>Keryx Web (Lars Gunther)
>http://keryx.se/
>http://twitter.com/itpastorn/
>http://itpastorn.blogspot.com/


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David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
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