2011/8/16 Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com>om>:
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Robin Pepermans
I suppose most people now that I improved the RTL
Documentation of that is now at
If it is incomplete or unclear about something, please ask so I can
improve the docs.
This reminds me -- just how is all the RTL magic for styles handled?
Page currently says "Thanks to ResourceLoader including CSSJanus, CSS is
automatically flipped to right-to-left when the user language is RTL. This
is default since 1.18 (in previous versions it was dependent on the wiki
content language <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6100>)."
However styles for content should follow the content language, while styles
for UI should follow the UI language; are there multiple sets of rules, or
all the rules setting stuff appropriately based on whether it's in an .rtl
or .ltr section and it all just works out?
There was no decent solution for this. Most of the style is for UI,
and only some stuff is for the content (like editsection, ul/ol). For
that, I introduced the mw-content-ltr / mw-content-rtl classes. The
external link icons were too difficult to fix it that way, so these
still depend on the UI language.
For diffs (and similar things), I made PHP add classes (like
diff-contentalign-right, diff-contentalign-left) and then made CSS
style both classes.
Relevant bug: bug 28693