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Re: Should invisible imply intangible?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Should invisible imply intangible?
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 08:06:17 -0500

>     > The scenario is one where message header lines are marked as invisible
>     > using overlays, the goal being to hide them.
>     Any reason why those cannot explicitly use the `intangible' property ?
> Because the invisibility of these lines is controlled
> buffer-invisibility-spec, and that can't control the intangible
> property.  This text is visible sometimes and invisible sometimes,
> and we want to change that *without* changing the text properties
> directly.
> The text should be intangible when it is invisible, and not when it is
> not.  And none of that should require changing actual text properties.

Now it all makes a lot more sense, thank you.
I guess that's the part of the beginning of the discussion that I missed.
I'll see what code I can come up with,


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