Heathenx, this is a great wishlist!
I'd love to have this feature on inkscape too.

On Dec 1, 2007 10:24 AM, Kurt Hutchinson <kelanslists@gmail.com > wrote:
On Nov 30, 2007 8:03 PM, heathenx < heathenx@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have two items in Inkscape 0.45-1. Each item is on a separate layer. When I group them together
> they become grouped on the same layer. Is there a way to group items yet retain their layer state so
> that I can control visibility? Hmm...

The difficulty is the XML. Groups are done as a DOM node with all of
the items in the group as child nodes. Layers aren't part of the SVG
spec, so Inkscape implements them as a special kind of group (a group
node with special attributes). The reason you can't have a group
spread across layers is because group's DOM node would have to be a
child of two layer DOM nodes simultaneously, which is impossible.

I can't think of a workaround, either. Maybe someone else will have an idea.


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