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Re: Transforms on inline elements

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 08:01:07 +0100
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <pja4e6hqb7qtdjhv9lhur4g3aakdj228ql@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Ambrose LI wrote:
>But then what exactly is the point of 2D transforms? In the context of
>page layout, I have always thought that 2D transforms primarily serve
>two purposes: (1) to allow fake italics, and (2) to allow glyphs to be
>rotated 180° (many IPA letters were obviously originally created this
>way). If transforms are only applied to block level elements, however,
>then I’m not seeing an obvious use. I must be missing something

I do not know about that, but personally I am eagerly awaiting CSS'
arrival in the 1980s with support for rotated text in table headers
(looking at current implementations I should add that that shouldn't
make the text illegible...)
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