On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 4:22 PM, <jidanni(a)jidanni.org> wrote:
>>>> "AG" == Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+wikilist(a)gmail.com>
AG> Do you mean we should import some of Wikipedia's styles to the default
What I see here is "unfair insider trading".
The people writing MediaWiki are the many of the same people running
They make MediaWiki emit the HTML half of the picture for the styles
...then many times they implement the CSS other half only on Wikipedia.
Much faster to test, looks great, problem solved...for them only.
The government should split you guys into two companies.
All those styles just end up jumbled into Wikipedia's private CSS.
Nobody even remembered to leave a default style for plain MediaWiki users.
AG> Sometimes Wikipedia deliberately wants to be different than we want
AG> the default to look.
But more often the way you want the default to work just ended up in
directly in Wikipedia's private CSS. E.g.,
No, The people that write MediaWiki are mostly people that run it,
backend wise, I know a few of the people don't contribute on any of
the WMF projects at all.
Most of the custom CSS styles on the WMF projects are chosen by
community consensus to be here, not because a random developer decide
"Oh Hey, this would look cool", Nor are they "private" css styles,
they are public and anyone that wants to can use them.
Also, on a personal note, can I ask you not to play with quotes like
that and leave the ">" at the start of the line, Many email clients
use this to detect that it's a quoted line and to display/style it