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[css3-2d-transforms] New WD "CSS 2D Transforms Module Level 3"

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:31:12 +0100
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200903202131.13729.bert@w3.org>
The CSS WG published the first of a series of Working Drafts for the 2D 
transforms module:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-2d-transforms-20090320

The module introduces a 'transform' property to apply (affine) 
transformations to CSS boxes, such as rotation and mirroring.

There are some big open questions, as you can see in the draft itself, 
such as what the size is of a transformed box (i.e., where is the box's 
margin and thus where does the next box start?) and also whether the 
transformation has influence on the line length (a slightly rotated 
heading could in principle be a little longer than a horizontal one).

The transformations themselves are copied from SVG, so as to make 
code-sharing possible in applications that support both CSS and SVG.

Comments welcome. As usual, please, send comments to this list, 
<www-style@w3.org>, and start the subject with [css3-2d-transforms] 
just like this message.



For the CSS WG,
Bert
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