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Grid layouts and zIndex.

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 16:14:16 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <b7tp15$h9o$6@main.gmane.org>

Hi,

It's been discussed a number of times about grid layout systems, and their
desirability, has anyone considered how this might be squared with the
current painters model, which necessitates content appearing above another
element be specifies later in the stream than content below.

This means that simple grid mechanisms will prevent us from doing this as we
do not know the location of the items undersneath and we'd need a 3
dimensional grid.  The other option is of course to throw away the painters
model, and have full z-index control when each grid element can then be
appropriately laid out.  That's quite a change though...

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 20 April 2003 06:11:03 GMT

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