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Re: Transforms on inline elements

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:13:43 -0800 (PST)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <162072830.357312.1289891623897.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
Bjoern Hoehrmann 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 obvious?
> 
> 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...)

This will be doable using properties defined in the CSS3 Writing Modes
spec.  My guess is that those plus 2D transforms will work for the
majority of table header use cases.

Regards,

John Daggett
Received on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 07:14:17 GMT

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