Bug 84930

Summary: Temporarily disable vertical writing mode on Chromium and Windows
Product: WebKit Reporter: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa>
Component: CSSAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX    
Severity: Normal CC: hyatt, jdaggett, kojiishi, mikelawther, mitz, paulirish
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 93304    

Description Ryosuke Niwa 2012-04-25 22:34:38 PDT
We should disable vertical writing mode supports on non-Mac ports that don't rotate glyphs correctly so that we don't break feature detections.
Comment 1 Koji Ishii 2012-04-26 21:31:03 PDT
hmm...I understand the motivation and I think you're right, but it works 60% okay on Windows thanks to Windows transparent API using "@" prefix in the font name, and I know at least a few sites are already using it. I've got a request to ignore "@" when I provided my private build for test purpose because his site is using the feature with "@" today.

How bad is it to keep the current behavior? I'm fine to disable text-orientation because it's not working at all, but feels better if we can leave writing-mode enabled for reasons above.

Or maybe you want to disable by reading this because we don't want sites to rely on half-baked features?
Comment 2 Ryosuke Niwa 2012-04-26 21:33:00 PDT
As is, we're breaking the feature detection and doing a disservice to the Web :(
Comment 3 Koji Ishii 2012-04-26 21:50:13 PDT
Yeah, right, but we've been leaving this for more than a year, and the patch is in the review queue, so I hope we can land it within a month or so. Along with by being closer to users who wish to keep the half-baked feature, I'm leaning towards not to disable writing modes.

That's my opinion, but I'm fine to follow to whatever decisions you guys make. Is this already discussed and agreed, or are you just pinging for opinions?
Comment 4 Stephen Chenney 2013-04-09 17:06:02 PDT
Marked LayoutTest bugs, bugs with Chromium IDs, and some others as WontFix. Test failure bugs still are trackable via TestExpectations or disabled unit tests.