On Wednesday 06 August 2003 13:33, Chris Nandor wrote:
> At 06:26 -0400 2003.08.06, shane wrote:
> >Features that they thought weren't in slash were:
> >-css compliance
> That is up to the theme.
True. But no *complete* theme is currently available to the general public via
GPL that is 100% CSS, that I'm aware of.
Yes, there's mine:
neither are complete/finished. Both, I think are good ideas. It's just a lot
of work to do them.
> There is nothing in Slash preventing the use of CSS. It's like saying your
> text editor doesn't support CSS ... Slash is 100% CSS compliant. A
> particular theme for Slash, including the default theme, may not be.
I hear you. It's just not that way out of the box. I think that's what people
would like to see. (and yeah, I'd like to win the Lotto too, so...)
> >-Web Content Accessibility Guidelines compliance
> Again, same. Now, I suppose there are some things in the code itself that
> may not be compliant (like maybe TITLE attribute not used everywhere it
> should be) ... patches welcome. But in most cases, this is the burden of
> the theme, not the code.
It's not that easy :( Lots of work!!
> I don't really care about these things. Some people will think that I am
> dodging the point by saying I don't care, but no, I really don't care. :)
Well, you're dodging :) heh, but to be honest, I don't even know exactly what
those refer to - yet. But it was questioned, so I put it in the original
email to the list.
> http://pudge.net/gallery.pl ... it's on the CPAN and SF.net
> (http://projects.pudge.net/). Needs a little bit of work, especially in
> the layout, but again, that's a theme thing.
There's actually 2 photo gallery plugins:
Much different approach, but same thing in the end, really. There was someone
who had written a third one too, I can't recall who that was at the moment
But I think the point is that it doesn't do it 'out of the box'. Now, to be
fair, I don't know what cms/blogs *do do it out of the box* w/o a plugin/mod.
> >-lack of surveys/polls
> Uh ... really? Since when? :-) I guess normal users might not have
> access to polls, so that's something that could be modified.
Yep, that's it. The polls code has recently changed a bit. It would be nice if
userpolls were only var on/offable to enable.
There's also the limitation of the poll type. There's one for stories, one for
sections. But to attach a poll to any other 'object' requires a schema change
I think - possibly a code tweak because of the 'nodisplay'. This is something
I've wanted for a while, but never had time to look at.
> >I'm also curious as to whether there's anyone out there that's made a site
> >with slash that is more journal-centric, rather then story-based.
> http://pudge.net/ :-)
heh, true, very true. (btw, nice house pics, it looks beautiful)
> Now, I have not done much with the site in awhile, but click on the "shut
> up you" link and it has what used to be my journal, before I moved it to
ok, so you set all your topics to a specific section and linked to it. makes
> Apart from the trackback/pingback stuff, and perhaps pollbooths, everything
> else above either exists, or is simple to produce for anyone who can modify
I believe a while ago Krow was talking about doing the pingback. I know it's
been discussed on IRC, and would supposedly be easy to do. I haven't had
enough time to look into it to figure it out.
> Perhaps Slash's biggest failing is that it doesn't come with a
> ready-made theme that suits purposes other than a Slashdot-style site, but
> again, there's nothing stopping anyone from making their own theme.
Well, over the past few years, many people have asked for themes, but very few
have put them out for everyone to use....