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Re: [Rendering Order] Some early feedback

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:00:18 -0400
Message-ID: <4AE5D5A2.20702@w3.org>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi, Jeff-

Jeff Schiller wrote (on 10/26/09 12:34 PM):
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Doug Schepers<schepers@w3.org>  wrote:
>>  This may solve the script case (though I'm afraid it might introduce other
>>  complexities), but it doesn't solve the declarative case.
> You mean the declarative solution isn't just to put your elements in
> the DOM in the order you want them displayed? :)

Not necessarily.  I've often run into the situation where I had 2 (or 
more) different organizational considerations, but was forced to use 
just one, as imposed by the document structure.  A simple example is 
collecting all the labels in one group for displaying above the 
corresponding shapes, when in fact they should be organized each with 
their related shape.

> I guess you're talking about declarative animation which I'll be
> honest I haven't really thought about...

Yes, animation does add scenarios, but the uses are not exclusive to 

> But it still seems like we should 'fix' the UA behavior on
> insertBefore(elementAlreadyInDOM, ...)

Yes, the behavior in the DOM specs should be clarified.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Monday, 26 October 2009 17:00:23 UTC

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