[pmwiki-users] facilititate customistion using CSS for simple tables

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 04:00:50 CST 2010

2010/1/12 Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com>

> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 09:22:19PM +1300, Simon wrote:
> > I'd like to solicit votes for http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/00638
> >
> > Description: To facilititate customistion using CSS could the table tag
> > generated for simple tables markup please have a class added to it. eg
> >
> >  <table class="wikisimpletable"
> On PITS:00638, you added the comment:
>    ... This would simply be a default class added in addition to any a user
>    declares in a class= parameter. ...
> The problem is that this isn't actually "simple" nor "straightforward".
> PmWiki doesn't have an easy way to put a default class "in addition to
> any a user declares" -- as things currently exist it can either use a
> hard-coded one, fall back to a default, or accept the class declaration
> provided by the user.  There's not a simple mechanism for combining classes
> (which, btw, I personally find to be a serious flaw in the design of CSS
> itself).
> So, add "a default class in addition to a user-declared class" would
> actually require substantial code changes to the simple table markup.
> It also would remove the ability for users to create a simple table
> without having the default class in it.  So, what you're describing
> is not at all a trivial change, and does impact existing wikis.
> It's entirely possible for a wiki administrator to set a default
> class explicitly in config.php (the PITS comments incorrectly omit
> the required [0] subscript):
>    $BlockMarkups['table'][0] = "<table class='wikisimpletable'
> width='100%'>";
> This sets the default class for any simple tables that get generated,
> although it can be overridden by any user-supplied class.  It only affect
> simple tables -- it doesn't change the class settings for advanced tables
> or other tables that PmWiki generates.
> Having looked at it a bit further, I don't have a big problem with
> the above $BlockMarkup value being set as the default in stdmarkup.php,
> as long as we're clear that any user-supplied class= attribute continues
> to override the default class attribute, and is not in addition
> to it.
> Pm

I would be very happy with this.
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