#3 Eventually, skins will mostly be style sheets

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Rob Malda
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2004-12-15
2004-03-05
Jamie McCarthy
No

Eventually, not this month, maybe not this year, but eventually,
we'll move to XHTML. At that point which skin a webpage uses will
really only need to affect the actual HTML output at one point:
choosing which CSS style sheet is used. The rest of the changes
will be in that style sheet. (At least in theory; I bet the theory falls
a little short of reality, as always.)

Most of the other display-related templates at that point just fall
back to the default. We'll get a handful of templates that get
defined for each skin type and that get written into include files by
freshenup.pl, but apart from that, 99% of the other templates need
be defined only for the 'default' skin.

So it is silly to add an entire new category to template names just
for 'skin'? I don't think so; it does add a lot of flexibility, and
certainly we'll need them up until the move to XHTML.

Discussion

  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2004-06-14

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    Dropping priority since we don't have to do anything for this for a while,
    it's just a reminder.

     
  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2004-06-14

    • priority: 5 --> 1
     
  • Peter Winnberg
    Peter Winnberg
    2004-07-23

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    It depends on what you want to do, but for example all the
    color / background changes in the Slashdot sections can be
    done using the same templates and only change style sheet in
    each section.

     
  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2004-12-15

    • assigned_to: jamiemccarthy --> cmdrtaco
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  • Jamie McCarthy
    Jamie McCarthy
    2004-12-15

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    Nothing to do here, we're done.