[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Skins

Daniel Friesen daniel at redwerks.org
Mon Jul 2 16:34:23 UTC 2012

On 12-07-02 9:12 AM, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
> On 7/2/2012 10:04 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> does anyone reading here have a quick reference for how to
>> convert a theme away from:
>> 	$this->html( 'headelement' );
>> In this case, I need to switch MonoBook back to $useHeadElement = false;
>> for adding the FF/Evolvis customisations.
> This is really a better question for wikitech-l.
> However, there isn't a lot of information about  skin customization. 
> Daniel Friesen (CC'd) has one of the few tutorials on MediaWiiki
> skinning
> (http://blog.redwerks.org/2012/02/08/mediawiki-skinning-tutorial/) and
> may have more information.
There is no reference for moving away from headelement. And for good
reason, everyone should be moving into use of headelement. The only
reason the option exists to not use it is backcompat. If that didn't
matter so much with skins I would kill off all the functionality that
makes non-headelement skins possible.

Tell me what you're trying to add to the <head>. Inevitably anything
you're trying to do should be doable without dropping headelement.

~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]

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