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Inline elements should be affected by 2D Transforms

From: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 00:41:09 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTinp9WcqbFsHAX0i29m0ioz93fw2BQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
*Point 1:*
Three major browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera) already behave as desired.  Only
Webkit "complies" by not rendering transforms on inline elements.

*Point 2:*
There are definitive instances where *inline-block* (often used as a
workaround for Chrome/Safari to enable 2D Transforms on inline elements) is
either insufficient or inelegant, instances served very well by *display:
See fiddle output:

Every character in the body is wrapped with a *span*.  These elements are
inline by default.  Checking the box in the output will render them as

The result is a non-formatted text flow.  Aside from the lack of space
characters, word breaks are no longer in effect.

Webkit bug and the associated comment trail:

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