Shapes question

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Mark Wilsdorf
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Shapes question

Unread post by Mark Wilsdorf » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:50 pm

Deconstructing one of the HX examples to see how it "ticks"...I have this general observation/question:

If I select an object such as a Shape or a Picture, is there no linkage to the source of the shape or picture? I'm guessing that in either case, the image is simply added into HX as an object and, after that, HX does not maintain any information about where it came from. Correct?

(I'm contrasting this to objects such as Pictures in H&M, which are linked to a specific file.)

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Re: Shapes question

Unread post by Tim Green » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:20 am

Hi Marc,

Like an .hmxz, an .xplain is really just a zip archive so you can unpack it and view everything it contains. It's all regular HTML and CSS and JS, with some XML definitions for the program itself. The actual files are all there, including the image files, and are referenced normally. Shapes and other non-file objects are objects, of course. 8)
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