[OpenLayers-Dev] KML Styling

Lance Dyas lancelot at inetnebr.com
Mon Oct 15 03:02:18 EDT 2007

I too am interested in this development.
I have done development using the Google Maps API
they have an API provided KML parser which allowed
 inadequate user control and features.. And the available
third party parser was also innadequate to any real kml.
particularly style handling.(as well as other features)

Here are some of the complexities I ran into
involving KML Styles

1) Inline Styles (easiest part)
2) StyleMaps (may define hover events)
3) Cascading Styles
4) Referenced Styles (can even be in a different document - though that 
part might not be worth implementing)

Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Tomorrow, I'd like to get Roald enhancing OpenLayers KML support and 
> would like to make sure we are not covering old ground.
> Is the KML code in the trunk of Openlayers the most recent, or does 
> someone have a sandbox with some more development.
> Am I right in understanding that KML styles are not passed by Openlayers 
> yet? If not, I was thinking this is an issue we would like to look into. 
> Otherwise, I'm open to suggested alternative KML related development. 
> Feel free to ping me or Roald on IRC to discuss implementation details.

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