Bug 69654

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Dec 8 23:00:36 UTC 2003

Ludovic Dubost wrote:
>   Lastly I want to defend a little the 'skin' system that was used which 
> Gervase commented in the bug 
> (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69654#c43):
>   - It was easy to implement so I don't think there are a log of 
> maintenance issues.

That doesn't necessarily follow :-) And the ease of implementation of 
something is unrelated to how desirable it is.

>   - It allows to create slightly modified looks, for example for PDAs of 
> for specific browsers when you cannot workaround a browser bug.. This 
> was inspired by the way http://www.csszengarden.com/ allows to switch 
> CSS styles.

Client-side stylesheet switching and alternate stylesheets is a 
different thing to an inbuilt skin system with prefs and so on. I'm all 
for the first (although I don't think Bugzilla needs more than one in 
its CVS) but wary of the second.


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