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Re: Stretching element without stretching text

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:49:34 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTinbGjsrTDywUt0PYtL+kC5nQuQTs+Ab0y8krgj9@mail.gmail.com>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Cc: CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM, François REMY
<fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 2:50 AM, François REMY
>> <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> > It works in CSS 2.1 and don't use the non-widely implemented
>> > to-be-standardized CSS3 transform property.
>
>> I don't understand this comment - the Transforms spec was accepted by
>> the WG, and transforms are fairly widely implemented at this point.
>> It's still in WD for now, but it'll probably start moving upwards in
>> the next few months.
>
> It's only intended to reflect a practical 'real life' implementation point
> of view.
> If you take 10 visitors, 5+ of them will use a browser that don't support
> CSS 3
> Transforms, even prefixed (IE8-, FireFox 3.0-, ...).
>
> This makes the use of CSS Transform a no-go for any essential functionnality
> of your website. (It would be even clearer if vendor-prefixed properties
> only
> worked in a "dev" mode, or by 'page-specific' / 'site header ' opt-in but
> it's
> not the case, for political and historical reasons).
>
> CSS 2.1 is supported by all browsers used today, or nearly. I just meant
> that,
> not anything else ;-)

Okay, but that's true of most CSS3 stuff, almost none of which is
supported by IE8 and lower, or earlier versions of other modern
browsers.

It just seemed an odd statement.  ^_^

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 20:50:31 GMT

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