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Re: Image orientation for backgrounds

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:17:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCqOa_SGGPcmyw2Ea-9fadM-JYTzBy1Vh0gdCC+e4688g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:20 AM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 2014-04-15 13:43 -0400, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> Currently
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-images-3/#the-image-orientation is
>> explicitly specified to not affect background images.  However, a
>> use case was brought up that really wants orientation based on EXIF
>> metadata for backgrounds: user-provided wallpapers in web apps.
>> I'm not saying we should make image-orientation apply to
>> backgrounds, but we need some mechanism (e.g. via image()?) for
>> having backgrounds that respect EXIF metadata...
> I think the way that fits best with other plans is probably adding
> an argument to the image() function (also in css-images).

I agree. The question is just what to name the value.  We can't use
from-image, as it's too generic.  Maybe rotation-from-image?
auto-rotate?  native-orientation?

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