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On Monday 01 August 2016 12:49:38 Heiko Tietze wrote:
2016-08-01 11:41 GMT+02:00 Jos van den Oever <>:
Indeed, looking at rendering order, an draw:layer is a group and a a
draw:group is a layer.
I think layers is a useful concept, but it does require a separate list
from the navigator. I kind of like the current tabs in LO that show the
layers. Toggle buttons for protection and visibility could go on the
Way too much information to catch up in detail right now. In short:
Normal users likely understand the page > layer > group > object
relation as a strict hierarchical organization (as you describe for
xml highlighting). The z-and t-order is seen as independent and
We should not split the visualization into two or more views in order
to deal with the underlying structure. This idea was discussed and has
been discarded.

Yousuf pointed out that objects from different parts in the hierarchy can 
belong to the same layer. So the layer is not part of the hierachy and cannot 
accurately be shown as such. It can be shown as a column in the 
page/group/object hierarchy though.
For layers, no separate view needs to be invented, there already is one: the 
tabs at the bottom.


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