Bug 69654

Cory 'G' Watson gphat at loggerithim.org
Mon Dec 8 13:26:46 UTC 2003

On Dec 8, 2003, at 1:55 AM, Jouni Heikniemi wrote:

> At 16:31 7.12.2003 -0600, you wrote:
>> On Dec 7, 2003, at 2:59 PM, Jouni Heikniemi wrote:
>>> Mm, yeah, I didn't mean a blind replace of "subsubheading" with
>>> "bugsummary". But when the content of subsubheading is a bug 
>>> summary, the
>>> class name could reflect it. When it's something else, let's reflect 
>>> that
>>> then. We are not supposed to assume that all subsubheadings are 
>>> created
>>> equal (on style level), right?
>> I was under the impressions that being that generic was precisely the 
>> goal.  If you call it 'bugsummary', you've pretty much made it 
>> impossible to use anywhere else.
> That depends heavily on what the surroundings are. If you have, say,
> <h2>Bug 2314 - <span class="bugsummary">Foobar</span></h2>
> you can refer to that bugsummary as "h2 bugsummary", and still refer 
> to other bug summaries elsewhere with only "bugsummary". Being generic 
> and specific are not mutually exclusive if you use multiclassing; 
> markup like |<span class="bugsummary subsubheading">blah</span>| could 
> combine best of both worlds.

I'd prefer to not use two classes of the same name even if we use a 
more hierarchical css style.  Having the same class behave differently 
depending on it's context will confuse people trying to make their own 

>> Absolutely.  I was referring back to a few of Christian's suggestions 
>> for using <div's> for elements of the heading, which need to be 
>> inline to stay horizontal.
> Or be absolutely positioned. This is a reasonable alternative, too.


> Nobody else will either. I believe we'll soon be able to crank out a 
> set of rules that will act as a good basis for doing the CSS work. 
> Let's just be flexible and ready to change them when we realize we've 
> made mistakes. But as Kiko said, our content is fairly simple for the 
> most part.

My point exactly.

Cory 'G' Watson

"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment 
an incredible miracle." - Dr. John Paul Stapp

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