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Re: Correct behavior of "visibility" tag

From: ruben Tech <rubentech2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 16:22:46 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20040310002246.53886.qmail@web20729.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
From SVG spec, (http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/painting.html#VisibilityControl) 
Setting 'visibility' to hidden on a 'g' will make its children invisible as long as the children do not specify their own 'visibility' properties as visible. Note that 'visibility' is not an inheritable property. 
From your explanation what I understand is that "visibility" property does not go down the inheritance chain. The above two lines of SVG spec is fairly contradictory to each other and your explanation does seem to corroborate the second sentence but no mention about the first sentence.
However behavior of Adobe player and interpretation by the member of yahoo SVG-DEV group seem to be different. 
For example http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svg-developers/message/40755
I am not sure which interpretation is right!

Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:
On Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 10:17:52 PM, ruben wrote:

rT> Anybody can provide me the correct interpretation of
rT> SVGSpec on this issue? Thanks for any assistance.

I'm getting deja vu here.

This same question was already answered (by me) on 2 march, now it
pops up again on this list and on svg-dev.

What was missing from the previous explanation?

Chris Lilley mailto:chris@w3.org
Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group

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