[uf-discuss] FYI: ModuleT Is Live

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Jan 23 17:33:45 PST 2006

On Jan 18, 2006, at 12:12 PM, Kevin Lawver wrote:
> Ryan King wrote:
>> 2. You have:
>>> liquid
>>> The module should expand to fill all usable space (ie: it has no  
>>> set width)
>>> default-width
>>> The default width, in pixels.
>>> minimum-width
>>> The minimum width, in pixels, the module will fit in.
>> Aren't these style/presentation issues? In other words, shouldn't  
>> these be taken care of by CSS?
> 	If only they were.  We need to know a module's space  
> "requirements" before we put it on the page.


> We tried to take our lead from Dashboard widgets whose plist files  
> have width settings, yet still let the CSS change that (but not  
> exceeding the initial value).  It's so we know how large to make  
> the thumbnail when dragging the module (not yet implemented) and  
> how far to expand columns when someone drags a module over a column.

I understand that this is something you need. But, it somehow just  
seems wrong to me. I mean, we're trying to create a web of semantic  
xhtml, with all presentation left to CSS.

It also seems odd to reinvent the semantics of CSS.

Sorry for the slow cycle on communication.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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