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Webkit rotateY disables all links

Posted on 2010-11-15
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I have a div. In the div is content including links. Outside of the div there's a button that rotates the page using javascript, hides the div and makes visible another div. The same button will "rotate" the page back to its original state. But, when it does, all of the links are disabled.

The javascript flips the page and it also does the hiding/revealing of the two divs. If I comment out the javascript that calls the flipping, everything is fine. So, the problem lies in the flipping (or rotating) of the page.

The code is attached below.

Is there any way to prevent the links from being disabled when implementing a webkit transition?
function flipPage()
{
    var techLinkObj = $("#techLink");
    if (techLinkObj.text() == "Technical Info")
    {        
        this.doFlipWork("180deg");
        setTimeout(function(){this.doHideShowWork("back")}, 500); // Wait .5 seconds so it appears the content is actually flipping with the page
        
    }
    else
    {
        this.doFlipWork("0deg");
        setTimeout(function(){this.doHideShowWork("front")}, 500);
    }
}

function doHideShowWork(how)
{
    var techLinkObj = $("#techLink");
    var detailsObj = $("#detailsID");
    var techObj = $("#technicalID");
    var backBtnObj = $("#nextPageBtn");
    var fwdBtnObj = $("#prevPageBtn");
    
    if (how == "back")
    {
        techLinkObj.text("Product Details"); // Change the button text
        techObj.removeClass("hidden");
        techObj.addClass("visible");
        detailsObj.removeClass("visible");
        detailsObj.addClass("hidden");
    }
    else if (how == "front")
    {
        techLinkObj.text("Technical Info"); // Change the button text
        techObj.removeClass("visible");
        techObj.addClass("hidden");
        detailsObj.removeClass("hidden");
        detailsObj.addClass("visible");
    }
}

function doFlipWork(theYRotation)
{
    var pageContentObj = $get("flipbounding"); // This is the containing div
    
    // CSS Info /////////////////////////////////////
    var theXOrigin = "50%";
    var theYOrigin = "50%";
    var theDuration = "0.80";
    var theZScale = "0";
    var theTimingFunction = "ease-in";
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    
    var theOrigin = theXOrigin + " " + theYOrigin;
    var theTransform = "scale(1.00) rotateX(0deg) rotateY(" + theYRotation + ") translate(0px, 0px) skew(0deg, 0deg)";
    theTransform = theTransform + " scaleZ(" + theZScale + ") rotateZ(0deg) translateZ(0px)";
    
    pageContentObj.style.webkitTransition = "-webkit-transform " + theTimingFunction + " " + theDuration + "s";
    pageContentObj.style.webkitTransformOrigin = theOrigin;
    pageContentObj.style.MozTransformOrigin = theOrigin;
    pageContentObj.style.webkitTransform = theTransform;
    pageContentObj.style.MozTransform = theTransform;
}

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function flipPage()
{
    var techLinkObj = $("#techLink");
    if (techLinkObj.text() == "Technical Info")
    {        
        this.doFlipWork("180deg");
        setTimeout(function(){this.doHideShowWork("back")}, 500); // Wait .5 seconds so it appears the content is actually flipping with the page
        
    }
    else
    {
        this.doFlipWork("0deg");
        setTimeout(function(){this.doHideShowWork("front")}, 500);
    }
}

function doHideShowWork(how)
{
    var techLinkObj = $("#techLink");
    var detailsObj = $("#detailsID");
    var techObj = $("#technicalID");
    var backBtnObj = $("#nextPageBtn");
    var fwdBtnObj = $("#prevPageBtn");
    
    if (how == "back")
    {
        techLinkObj.text("Product Details"); // Change the button text
        techObj.removeClass("hidden");
        techObj.addClass("visible");
        detailsObj.removeClass("visible");
        detailsObj.addClass("hidden");
    }
    else if (how == "front")
    {
        techLinkObj.text("Technical Info"); // Change the button text
        techObj.removeClass("visible");
        techObj.addClass("hidden");
        detailsObj.removeClass("hidden");
        detailsObj.addClass("visible");
    }
}

function doFlipWork(theYRotation)
{
    var pageContentObj = $get("flipbounding"); // This is the containing div
    
    // CSS Info /////////////////////////////////////
    var theXOrigin = "50%";
    var theYOrigin = "50%";
    var theDuration = "0.80";
    var theZScale = "0";
    var theTimingFunction = "ease-in";
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    
    var theOrigin = theXOrigin + " " + theYOrigin;
    var theTransform = "scale(1.00) rotateX(0deg) rotateY(" + theYRotation + ") translate(0px, 0px) skew(0deg, 0deg)";
    theTransform = theTransform + " scaleZ(" + theZScale + ") rotateZ(0deg) translateZ(0px)";
    
    pageContentObj.style.webkitTransition = "-webkit-transform " + theTimingFunction + " " + theDuration + "s";
    pageContentObj.style.webkitTransformOrigin = theOrigin;
    pageContentObj.style.MozTransformOrigin = theOrigin;
    pageContentObj.style.webkitTransform = theTransform;
    pageContentObj.style.MozTransform = theTransform;
}

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by:scrathcyboy
ID: 34141541
The rotation was designed for images, not text with links.  So I don't think you will solve it using that rotation tool.  It was not designed for links, because in order to rotate, it has to convert to graphics.
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by:infotechelg
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Sorry, don't know why the code posted twice. It won't let me edit it again.
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by:infotechelg
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Interesting. So, is there another way to handle this? Or am I just not going to be able to do this how I want?
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by:infotechelg
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So, how does this page, http://shauninman.com/archive/2008/07/30/v8 keep the links when the page rotates using webkitTransform?
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by:scrathcyboy
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If you look at the 'links' on his page -- none of them are REAL links to files.  They just point to VIRTUAL directories.  So he is doing some real devious trickery there.  Look at the page source to learn how he has done it.  Check out the fact that he is loading fonts with javascript there too.  There is a LOT of slight of hand that has gone into his claims....
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by:infotechelg
ID: 34146081
There's really nothing tricky about it. I was able to apply a rotate to my page instead of a 3D rotate (rotateY) and the links held. There must be something with the 3D rotate that's causing the problem.
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by:scrathcyboy
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3D = Z axis
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I changed the value of "var theTransform" to just "rotateY((" + theYRotation + ")" and got rid of the other CSS and it works now.
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by:infotechelg
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Figrued it out on my own.
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