groups and background

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto jeanne at
Sat Dec 28 16:20:31 EST 2002

At 12:46 PM -0800 12/28/02, Dar Scott wrote:
>On Saturday, December 28, 2002, at 12:06 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
>> Keep in mind that the whole concept of "a background" is only
>> there for HyperCard compatibility.
>Well, isn't a shared group useful in its own right.

Sure, but a group's backgroundBehavior doesn't determine whether it's
shared. It determines two things:

- whether the group is automatically placed on new cards when you start
from a card that has the group;

- whether the group is in the message path of cards it's placed on

Whether a group is shared depends on whether it's on multiple cards, not on
its backgroundBehavior setting.

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto ~ jeanne at
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