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Re: opacity, animate and mask

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 09:26:22 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0708030726t3456b770r674477ada4a4bdee@mail.gmail.com>
To: "~:'' ありがとうございました。" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, www-svg@w3.org


Ok, here's a use case:  I want to implement a modal dialog type
functionality in a web app.  When somebody clicks on something, I'm
going to display a tiny modal message box.  While that message box is
displayed, I don't want to accept any clicks on other visible
entities.  In other words, I want a completely transparent rectangle
to sit on top of my UI and "block" any mouse clicks until the message
box has been closed, rather than have a variable to track whether the
message box is displayed or not - or temporarily turn off my event
handlers, etc.

Maybe I'm missing where the problem lies, but why can't you just
animate your display to "none" along with opacity to "remove" a faded
element?  Why do you deem your suggested behavior "essential"?


On 8/3/07, "~:'' ありがとうございました。" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com> wrote:
> Olaf,
> there are many possible similes but why chose the opacity of a glass
> plate?
> why not it's thickness for instance?
> No one has so far contributed a use case, where this behaviour is
> essential or even desirable, whereas the uses of the contrary
> position seem natural, as for instance fading linked images...
> regards
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> apologies, I made an error with respect to Opera, it may have been
> Amaya which allows one to select and click through some holes.
> On 3 Aug 2007, at 10:13, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> Hello,
> if pointer-events is not explicitly noted, the initial
> value 'visiblePainted' is used.
> I looked in my test case(s) related to this and could
> not find any problem with Opera 9.
> The relation of opacity and events is maybe comparable
> to an opaque glass plate - no matter how opaque it is,
> you cannot grab through it, even if you cannot see it.
> This is different if you set for example display to none
> or visibility not to visible or pointer-events to none, then
> it is possible to 'grab' through to an object below it.
> I think in SMIL 3 they want to offer a value for opacity
> related attributes or properties, to allow authors to
> define, how opaque something has to be to recieve
> an event, but this is not the case for SVG (or SMIL 2).
> User agents I know to support animation of opacity:
> Opera 8 and 9, adobe plugin.
> KSVG1 and Amaya with some specific simple animation types
> can animate it too, but they do not care about events.
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