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Re: Transforms and z-index (Was: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2011-04-20)

From: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:51:34 -0700
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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To: Philippe Wittenbergh <ph.wittenbergh@l-c-n.com>
On Apr 22, 2011, at 3:01 am, Philippe Wittenbergh wrote:

> 
> On Apr 22, 2011, at 2:16 PM, Simon Fraser wrote:
> 
>> I think you misunderstand. Those still work. I'm saying that 'left' and 'top'
>> don't apply to a statically positioned, transformed element.
> 
> er.. yeah, reading failure on my part. Sorry about that.
> 
> But it still feels weird that an AP child/descendant of a statically positioned transformed  element uses the transformed element as its containing block.

But think about the alternative; the left/top offset for the positioned descendent would cross a transform boundary (which might be a rotation), which becomes nonsensical.

Simon
Received on Friday, 22 April 2011 14:52:16 GMT

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