[pmwiki-users] css dir

Henrik Bechmann henrik.bechmann at sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 13 13:17:36 CDT 2006


Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> I'm a little confused -- you say that the *skin's* css is being
> put into pub/css/Home.FrontPage.css ?  Why not have the skin's css
> in the skin directory, as opposed to using the per-page .css
> file in pub/css/ ?
My aim here is to conform to PmWiki standards and practices (and in the 
process discover what they are<grin>). So I wanted to cluster the skin 
files in the prescribed way, with a minimal amount of code in the template.

Indeed I had expected to find that if I put myskin.tmpl, myskin.php, and 
myskin.css into a skin directory pub/skins/myskin, and set 
$Skin='myskin', all the files would get picked up automatically. The 
myskin.tmpl and myskin.php do, but myskin.css doesn't (version 2.1.26).

For one thing, the pub/skins/myskin/myskin.css option isn't mentioned in 
the section "CSS Files: Controlling Page Style" at 

Also, in my test environment, I tried these versions of the css file 
names in (the farm) pub/skins/myskin/: myskin.css, local.css, skin.css, 
and none of these get picked up automatically.

Placing MyGroup.MyPage.css in the field's pub/css/ directory is the only 
configuration I could find that gets the skin file picked up automatically.

Of course I can do

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="$SkinDirUrl/homepage.css">

in the template, which is not a big problem (and what I've settled on 
for now), just not what I expected, as the requirement for an explicit 
link for the css file seems inconsistent with the auto-load of the other 
two files.

So I may not be understanding your intent correctly here, or this may be 
a little trap, in that if you change the code to automatically pick up 
the css file, then there will probably be a lot of skins out there that 
have the explicit link coded in the template, and end up getting two 
links to the same css file.


- Henrik


Henrik Bechmann
Webmaster, www.dufferinpark.ca

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