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Is it possible to use a new CSS tag that permits one to rotate text
(such as on top of column headers), and have it work in Firefox AND IE

Or is that on the verge of coming out but isn't here yet?

Jul 21 '05 #1
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go********@hotp op.com wrote:
Is it possible to use a new CSS tag that permits one to rotate text

CSS doesn't have "tags". It has properties. There is no way in CSS 2.x to
rotate anything, and a Google search[1] suggests that CSS 3 isn't going to
include the facility either.

CSS for SVG is another matter, but probably not one relevent to you.


David Dorward <http://blog.dorward.me .uk/> <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Home is where the ~/.bashrc is
Jul 21 '05 #2
Well isn't that just stupid. All this money going into the W3C and not
a single brilliant person there can figure out that sideways text for
column headers would be a great idea.

Jul 21 '05 #3
in comp.infosystem s.www.authoring.stylesheets, go********@hotp op.com
Well isn't that just stupid. All this money going into the W3C and not
a single brilliant person there can figure out that sideways text for
column headers would be a great idea.

How much have you contributed to W3C?. The people there usually do have
some idea on how much implementing some feature would cost on browsers
they are implementing, and aren't too keen on adding stuff that have no
much use.

Sideways text for column headers is not that great idea anyway, IMHO.

Lauri Raittila <http://www.iki.fi/lr> <http://www.iki.fi/zwak/fonts>
Utrecht, NL.
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Jul 21 '05 #4
go********@hotp op.com wrote:
Well isn't that just stupid. All this money going into the W3C and not
a single brilliant person there can figure out that sideways text for
column headers would be a great idea.

Unlike a report or a book, a computer monitor is difficult to swivel as
necessary to read rotated text. And who wants to have to cock his head
to his left shoulder repeatedly all day long?
Jul 21 '05 #5
Okay. Okay. Lauri, you've made a good point. Sorry to offend the
W3C.org team.

Jul 21 '05 #6
Thanks. I needed the laugh. Actually, I was thinking of building a set
of admin pages for a web app and certain login accounts on that page
have "bit fields" (0 or 1). Because there's so many of these fields, it
makes it hard to read without scrolling right. The idea I had was to
stick rotated text above the columns so that admins could see what the
bit fields are assigned to without scrolling.

Jul 21 '05 #7

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