[Phpmyadmin-devel] Duplicate code in CSS themes

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Sat May 19 19:03:45 CEST 2012

On 19/05/12 17:44, Dieter Adriaenssens wrote:
> Hi,
> 2012/5/19 Rouslan Placella<rouslan at placella.com>:
>> On 14/05/12 13:42, Michal Čihař wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> Dne Mon, 14 May 2012 13:11:16 +0100
>>> Rouslan Placella<rouslan at placella.com>    napsal(a):
>>>> I mentioned a few days ago that I'm already working on this, thought I
>>>> didn't get into details, so here's my plan.
>>> Well I had some mail backlog so I managed to read your mail just after
>>> sending mine :-).
>>>> I will merge theme_left with theme_right first (we'll only have one
>>>> frame in 4.0). Then split the resulting file into smaller files, e.g.:
>>>> common.css, pmd.css, gis.css, rte.css, etc...
>>>> The idea here is to make the css files more managable, right now it
>>>> looks to me like everyone just appends new stuff at the bottom of our
>>>> huge files creating an ever bigger mess out of them.
>>>> Then all of the resulting files will be reassembled back into a single
>>>> file by the Theme class at run time and sent to the browser along with a
>>>> cache header.
>>>> As far as the code duplication goes, the idea is to make all of the new,
>>>> smaller, css files overridable. So only the default theme will include
>>>> all the css files and if another theme is selected and it, for example,
>>>> only has a common.css file, all the other files will be included from
>>>> the default theme.
>>>> I think that this approach will both minimise code duplication and
>>>> improve the maintainability of CSS files.
>>> I think this is really good approach.
>> I've implemented my idea in pull request #67 [0].
>> Anyway, there is still room for improvement in splitting the new common
>> CSS file as I've only factored out the few obvious parts that I found.
>> If, in future, anyone wants to factor out a part of the common CSS file,
>> it will necessary to add the name of the new CSS file (without any
>> extensions) to the $css_files array in the Theme class so that it can be
>> picked up and proceesed by PMA.
>> Bye,
>> Rouslan
>> [0]: https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/pull/67
> Looks good, I renamed a private variable to comply with coding style.
> When I tested, changing the theme didn't work (I tried both on my PC
> and on the demo server), but I don't know if this was caused by your
> commit.

Yes, it's clearly caused by my last commit in that branch.
That said, I'm not sure how to fix it right now.


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