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Transitioning top and bottom properties.

From: Maarten Billemont <lhunath@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 23:41:33 +0200
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To: www-style-request@w3.org
Consider the following test case: http://jsfiddle.net/An6vn/3/

Here, the point is to have a container of set size (eg. an image) with a caption attached to the bottom of it.
The caption would have a single line that provides the name of the image, after which a paragraph of description could follow.
The case demonstrates a style where only the first line is visible by default and the rest appears on hover, by means of transitioning from top:100%; margin-top:-1em; -> top:auto; bottom:0;

Without transitioning, this works very well.  Add CSS transitioning and Chrome transitions the top to 0 (moving the caption all the way to the top), after which the caption suddenly appears on the very bottom (applying bottom:0).
Firefox refuses to transition to auto, at all.

I would expect that each would determine the begin and end y-position of the caption relative to its parent in each instance and transition from one to the other.  Unfortunately, this isn't how it works.

Any input?
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