[rt-users] maintainably tagging custom fields for CSS

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Aug 13 11:45:31 EDT 2007

On Aug 13, 2007, at 10:05 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> I see that in the create ticket page, the HTML for custom fields is  
> tagged
> with IDs for CSS like this:
>     <tr id="CF-5-EditRow">
> This is (I believe) enough to allow CSS to be used to tweak the  
> visual layout
> of the ticket creation page without having to touch the RT code  
> itself.
> However, that '5' scares me. That's the ID of the custom field  
> within the RT
> instance, isn't it? That's not something I control. Is there a way  
> to get RT
> to generate HTML to identify fields to CSS by name? So that I don't  
> have to
> rely on the development systems being perfect clones, and never  
> going out of
> sync.

I'd love a patch that adds more semantic markup for custom fields.  
(giving the cf names (encoded to deal with things like spaces and  
chinese ;) around the widgets and labels.)


> If not, is there a clean way to add this?
> Nicholas Clark
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