[sword-devel] About PreferredCSSXHTML

David Haslam dfhdfh at protonmail.com
Thu Mar 4 03:46:44 EST 2021

NB. Undocumented config keys will now be flagged as exceptions by the latest script that Dom uses to prepare submitted modules for release by CrossWire.

It’s vital that any new proposals are agreed if such modules are to be distributed by CrossWire.

What I wrote earlier was relevant in the context of a non-CrossWire repository.

cf. There was a time when some AndBible modules were hosted in an AndBible repository that was not in our Master Repositories List.

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On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 08:35, Tuomas Airaksinen <tuomas.airaksinen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you for prompt replies.
>> 1) the conf file is a shared and joint space and we really do not want to introduce per-front-end special values there.
> I would suggest having a namespace prefix with which module makers can add also frontend specific options. For example, if there was
> Frontend* prefix, my key would be FrontendAndBibleCSS, which could then be deprecated as soon as official config has been specified and supported
> by libs.
>> 2) You have clearly thought deeper about the matter than so far anyone of us as far as I can tell from previous discussions on here.
> My draft can be considered as an initial draft suggestion for an official sword css specification.
>> 3) As far as I can tell not many (any?) modules make specific use of the facility just yet, so we are at a place where we can still just change tack if need be without creating a compatibility gap.
>> 4) users of course might have created their own CSS sheets, seeing the opportunity - and those who did might get hurt if we do something which breaks things. We need to think about that. Though chances are these are very knowledgeable people who probably only need a hint.
>> 5) I am wondering if the name spaces can be created dynamically?
> It will require modifying CSS dynamically (adding prefixes), and parsing CSS manually is not a good idea.
>> Can you describe the specific lay out requirements and why they are as they are, aside from the namespace?
> Can you specify what you mean? Layout of CSS?
> On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 10:18 AM refdoc at gmx.net <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
>> From: David Haslam
>>> Front-ends generally ignore config keys that are not documented in our wiki
>>> That is not really relevant. It really is not.
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