On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM, Daniel Barrett <danb(a)vistaprint.com> wrote:
This is a question about an infrastructural detail of
ResourceLoader and how it interacts with Internet Explorer. (It's my first post to
wikitech-l, so apologies if it's the wrong forum.)
You're in the right place, don't worry :)
Our MediaWiki 1.17.0 site recently installed a bunch
of extensions that use ResourceLoader, such as Extension:WikiEditor. To our surprise, some
of our site's unrelated CSS styles stopped working. This was happening only in
Internet Explorer. After some detective work, we discovered the problem is Internet
Explorer's limit of 31 stylesheets:
ZOMG. I had no idea MSIE had that limit. And I thought I'd pretty much
discovered the extent of IE's retardation. This makes me sad.
1. Is there a workaround for sites like mine, with
many stylesheets from separate extensions loaded by ResourceLoader?
2. Should ResourceLoader address this IE problem? Maybe start combining stylesheets
(with @import) automatically?
RL should address this problem, yes, but it currently doesn't because
its authors (of which I am one) were not aware of this issue. I've
filed this as https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31676
thanks for the report.