A graph is rectilinear planar if it admits a planar orthogonal drawing without bends. While testing rectilinear planarity is NP-hard in general, it is a long-standing open problem to establish a tight upper bound on its complexity for partial 2-trees, i.e., graphs whose biconnected components are series-parallel. We describe a new O(n2log 2n) -time algorithm to test rectilinear planarity of partial 2-trees, which improves over the current best bound of O(n3log n). Moreover, for series-parallel graphs where no two parallel-components share a pole, we are able to achieve optimal O(n)-time complexity. Our algorithms are based on an extensive study and a deeper understanding of the notion of orthogonal spirality, introduced in 1998 to describe how much an orthogonal drawing of a subgraph is rolled-up in an orthogonal drawing of the graph.
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