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Layers in SVG

From: Sigurd Lerstad <sigler@bredband.no>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 18:14:39 +0100
Message-ID: <012501c2995d$217306f0$541273d5@mmstudio>
To: <www-svg@w3.org>


I read in the requirements section that layers are considered in SVG. Is
this thought of as a structural way to group elements? Surely, visually, the
same can be accomplished by a <g> or <svg>.. what are the thoughts on this
from the WG.

I'm asking because I'm making this svg editor, and I'd like to add layers.

From an editing point of view, layers are different from groups in that, if
you delete all the objects within a group, the group is deleted as well, a
layer is not (well, that's at least one 'standard' way to implement it).

 I can do what illustrator does when saving svg, creating <g layer="yes">
for the layers, but if the WG has thought about this and maybe it'll be in
SVG1.2.. I'd rather follow the specs on this.


Sigurd Lerstad
Received on Saturday, 30 November 2002 22:14:03 UTC

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