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Re: Invisible - misleading documentation

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  • Subject: [mg101875] Re: Invisible - misleading documentation
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 06:02:33 -0400 (EDT)
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I wouldn't consider this a bug.  The documentation doesn't say
anything other than that the contents of Invisible are not visible.
It does not say that they are inactive.  In general, implementations
of functions in Mathematica adhere to the descriptions in the
documentation which serve as their design document.  Another aspect of
this is that if you find a behavior of a function that, though
possibly useful to you, which is not documented, then you generally
should not completely count on it being preserved in future versions
of Mathematica.

But, for reporting bugs you should use support at


On Jul 19, 7:15 am, Chris Osborn <chris... at> wrote:
> According to the docs:
> "Invisible[expr] displays as space that is the same size as the
> formatted version of expr."
> I was surprised to find that a Button within Invisible is actually
> still active, although invisible.
> I think a note on this behavior should be added to the documentation.
> Is there a way to submit a "bug" report to Wolfram?
> Thanks,
> Chris

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