Front-end standards group/2016-05-10
Attending: Julien G., Timo T., Roan K., Jan D., Andrew R.-G., Trevor P, James F., Bartosz D., Jon Robson
No topics today
Action & CodeEdit
Convert to OOUI (JR) – T107037 and see workboardEdit
- JR: Some blockers to move this along, like you can't have two HTMLForms
- JF: Widget ones are relatively simple, but https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T102114 about offering two forms or one form on a page depending sounds scary to JF
- JR: Might have solution at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T102114#1530889
- JF: Special:Imports is one of those places that might get worse, not better over time
- JR: What is the general policy of bringing the forms to OOjs UI?
- One-by-one iteratively to not put too much stress on users
- Goal: replace the current entry in the document history instead of creating a new one.
- Julien: Current code uses location.hash, maybe use location.replace?
- TT: Use History API over location.replace, as there are browser inconsistencies
- JG: We need to support IE 9, History API has issues
- TT: You can abstract the difference between these interfaces in OOjs router. perhaps like router.replace, router.push, router.on('change').
- TT: JSCS joined jQuery Foundation, ESLint did that as well
- as a transformation step for Less
- CSSLint replacement https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T130721 (JF)
- JF & TT pledging for collection of experience in CSS linting of different solutions and coming up with what we want to accomplish? VE will support here.
- JR: Note you can use ResourceLoader to just request messages e.g. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=skins.minerva.scripts&only=messages
Feasibility of client-side rendering this feature https://people.wikimedia.org/~jgirault/languages/#lang on wikipedia.org as general question? (JD)Edit
- AG: ESI?
- TT: ESI have been very problematic in RL earlier
- <script>document.documentElement.className = document.documentElement.className.replace( /(^|\s)client-nojs(\s|$)/, "$1client-js$2" );</script>
- https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T18691 - RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Requests_for_comment/Clickable_section_anchors - Keep open, moved to backlog, VE reached out to Jon Katz and Nirzar personal and per email as this is a functionality falling under Reading dept. VE stops activities here for now.
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T27349 (RK, TT) ResourceLoader: Support loading of messages in parsed formats (e.g. parsed, incontentlanguage, ..)Edit
- TT: Main problem: end up HTML in an object, that expects plain text.
- RK: plain text sometimes, HTML at other times, that's a problem.
- JF: semi-relevant: long-term desire to not rely on wikitext at all (so these should be possibly HTML/etc.), and the ContentHandler world means we might want to make the HTML-ness of the message built-in.
- RK: HTMLness of the message [?]
- JF: Messages that has never meant to be HTML, and are now HTML
- TT: one other point of complication. you can't parse any new arguments in. We probably won't the concept of HTML message in the long-term
- RK: Proposal for proposal: Come up with easier way Export messages in alternate formats, includes parse and contentlanguage.
- RK: Could make parse die at some later point.
- TT: Proposal published at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T27349#2286245
- RK: HTMLness of the message [?]