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From "Bob Schellink (JIRA)" <>
Subject [JIRA] Commented: (CLK-501) Add first class support for HTML Head resources such as Javascript and CSS
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 19:40:10 GMT


Bob Schellink commented on CLK-501:

Hi Malcolm,

I like the idea of a more generic approach to HTML headers and housing these classes in their
own package.

How do you see Page and Control imports integrate though? For example will #getHeadElements
return the Control imports as well? Or will Control imports be specified separately with the
$cssIncludes and jsIncludes variables?

kind regards


> Add first class support for HTML Head resources such as Javascript and CSS
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLK-501
>                 URL:
>             Project: Click
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: core
>            Reporter: Bob Schellink
>            Assignee: Bob Schellink
>             Fix For: 2.1.0
> Currently Click supports HTML imports by overriding the method #getHtmlImports. 
> This method is string based which makes it difficult to support advanced features such
as templating, conditional imports, resource versioning etc.
> This feature request proposes to introduce first class HTML header resource classes including
Javascript, JavascriptImport, CssImport and Css.
> Further a new method should be added to the Control interface: 'public List getHtmlHeaders'
which returns a list of the Page or Control's HTML HEAD entries.
> This makes it possible to modify the Javascript and CSS imports without overriding a

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