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Why is .foswiki class used for generated HTML?

[19:59] * SvenDowideit_ is still confused why we use .foswiki classes rather than styling the table elements


I don't understand the question fully. But if you mean, why do we use .foswikiTable td instead of td, this is to limit the styling to tables that are intended to be styled.

-- ArthurClemens - 02 Jun 2009

mmm, frustrating really, I as a user expect all tables (including the ones i hand coded) to look the same, except if I say otherwise.

basically, a sane default, to which we then add over-rides for those things we want to style differently.

our current approach isn't progressive improvement, it leaves other tables totally unstyled frown, sad smile

so for eg, I think we should style td, and then add extra styles for foswikiOdd, foswikiForm etc.

-- SvenDowideit - 03 Jun 2009

Sometimes tables are used for markup. Bad practice, but it happens. To limit the default styling to topic contents, we could use .foswikiTopic td (etcetera) for default table styling.

-- ArthurClemens - 03 Jun 2009

Closing this due to inactivity. Please re-open if necessary.

-- OliverKrueger - 09 Oct 2009

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Subject Documentation
Status Closed unanswered
Topic revision: r5 - 09 Oct 2009, OliverKrueger - This page was cached on 17 Nov 2018 - 23:39.

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