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Re: [css3-transforms] Proposal for behavior of background-attachment:fixed inside transformed elements

From: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:18:03 +0300
Message-ID: <CAKA+AxnmG8CynocjdOQR-6WrZDa-uGwGpO74KUMBo0W2x8waWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:53 AM, Robert O'Callahan
<robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 4:40 AM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
>>> David Baron suggested that the backgrounds are rendered as if there are
>>> no transforms, then the transforms applied. This would cause surprising
>>> behavior in some cases; for example, on an element with a 90deg rotation and
>>> a fixed background, the background would move sideways when scrolling
>>> vertically.
>> Modulo a few bugs, this is what Firefox, Chrome and (I'm told) IE10
>> already do.
> Opera too.
> Let's just keep doing this. In Gecko at least, I think the bugs are not very
> hard to fix.

When I checked, interop here was not good at all.  My research is on this bug:


I observed significantly different behavior in basic test-cases in all
four major engines.

I think it's much preferable to simply ignore 'background-attachment:
fixed' on transformed elements than to implement it in a way that
makes a 90-degree rotation cause the background to move sideways when
you scroll up or down.  I find it really hard to believe anyone would
want the latter behavior.
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