[pmwiki-devel] Is 'RightBar' the right name?
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed May 23 08:53:35 CDT 2007
On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 08:25:49AM -0500, Jon Haupt wrote:
> On 5/23/07, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> >On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 08:44:03AM +0100, Hans wrote:
> >> One thing we could argue about is, that SideBar should have been named
> >> LeftBar.
> >I didn't use "LeftBar" because I wanted to preserve the
> >possibility that it could go on either side. See, for example,
> >"lean skin" and "light skin".
> And I'm only suggesting that SideBar could also be a top bar, or a
> middle bar, or a popup navigation, and as such the name is lacking in
> some ways. The skin template doesn't *need* to use location-based
> names--indeed, I argue that it would make more sense not to. It's
> just that our current system favors it.
I should also note that the "side" in "SideBar" wasn't necessarily
intended to indicate location. In publishing, a "sidebar" is a panel
that provides extra information about the main article.
Semantically speaking, there would be nothing wrong with having
a sidebar appear somewhere other than the left or right side of a page.
Popups, middle panels, etc. would all make reasonable sense.
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