[Rt-devel] Re: [rt-users] maintainably tagging custom fields for CSS

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Wed Aug 22 15:41:07 EDT 2007

On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 01:06:37PM -0400, Jesse Vincent wrote:

> Since you can have multiple CSS classes for any one item, I'd think  
> it would make more sense to do
> customfield edit foo
> rather than customfield-edit-foo
> That way you could more easily theme all custom field values or all  
> custom field values of a certain name, regardless of whether they're  
> edit or display.
> Does that seem sane?

Yes, but in turn I was worried about CSS name(space) pollution.

I had it as just "foo" first, but was worried that if one does that (and
"imposes" it on a stable release) then suddenly people might having parts of
their existing pages tagged with CSS classes that they were using somewhere
else. Plus it then means that you can't create a new custom field without
wondering whether you've got some CSS with the same name.

So in some ways, the more verbose

  customfield edit CF-foo

might be a compromise, as it means that creating the custom field named "foo"
doesn't mess with any existing "foo" class.

Nicholas Clark

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