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Re: Inline elements should be affected by 2D Transforms

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 08:33:43 -0700
Cc: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <C4A0E7CF-E7EB-47F5-A7F3-B8C32D7C89B1@gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>

On Jun 2, 2011, at 7:56 AM, Simon Fraser wrote:

> On Jun 2, 2011, at 6:27 AM, Brian Blakely wrote:
>> Boris,
>> That is why support for inline elements was originally removed.  Which is silly.
>> There is a very strong precedent path for cases where popular, but varying, implementations are introduced into spec.
>> Restored support for inline elements should follow an analysis of current implementations, and either a single implementation is chosen as the standard, or an amalgam that optimally satisfies.
> The problem is that there isn't an implementation that makes sense.
> Consider an inline element split over 2 lines, with a rotation transform. What do you expect to happen?

I would expect the two lines to rotate as though the transform was applied to their bounding box, all without disturbing any of the content outside the span.
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