[OpenLayers-Dev] Features, Styling and Rendering

Eric Lemoine eric.c2c at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:48:22 EST 2007

On Nov 22, 2007 3:21 PM, Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 03:09:37PM +0100, Andreas Hocevar wrote:
> > > > And isn't drawing markers just a
> > > > different way of rendering point geometries? So maybe, instead of a
> > > > Feature having a Marker, Feature should be the same as Feature.Vector,
> > >                                             ^^^^^
> > >
> > > You mean Marker here, don't you?
> >
> > No, I mean OpenLayers.Feature. Currently, we have OpenLayers.Feature
> > and OpenLayers.Feature.Vector, and my question was if those should
> > maybe be merged into one (again, nothing to be concerned of before
> > 3.0).
> Absolutely. The fact that there are two different implementations of
> Feature -- or that Vector features are 'Feature.Vector' -- is somewhat
> silly, but is led by my attempt to make things as familiar as possible.
> > I would totally agree, if only vector layers would not prevent click
> > and hover events from being received by layers below
> > (http://trac.openlayers.org/ticket/434). With points rendered as
> > images, you can have several marker layers and do click action on any
> > of them. With points rendered as vectors, you can only have that in
> > the uppermost layer. Unfortunately, I do not have an idea on how to
> > change vector layers in a way that would allow to receive click/hover
> > events on more than one layer.
> I think we have some ideas for that: Specifically, the geometry
> intersection code that Tim was working on may make it in at some point.


You mean that it's not the dom element that's used to determinve the
selected feature but the event position. Example: event occurs at
point (x,y) and feature A and point (x,y) intersect so feature A is to
be considered by this event?


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