Can you explain why it should be removed?
This will certainly be done after the current refactoring and simplification of Leaflet projection code is finished for 0.4 release. I see quite a high demand for this.AdminVladimir Agafonkin (maintainer, Leaflet) supported this idea ·
Should probably go into a plugin. Not for the core.
The problem with this feature is that SVG doesn’t support z-index ordering by design. The only way to do this is to reorder DOM objects, which is quite inefficient if you want precise control. It’s even worse in Canvas where you have to rerender all layers in the correct order.
In the current master version, I’ve implemented bringToBack and bringToFront methods for both vector and tile layers which should satisfy most of the use cases here, but will continue designing a more sophisticated solution.