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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: Plugin Specific Stylsheets
Date Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:26:10 GMT
On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 12:09 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Cyriaque Dupoirieux wrote:
> > le 16/10/2006 11:03 Gav.... a écrit :
> >> I think we touched on this before, at least I remember lots of
> >> Questions on how can it be done.
> >>
> >> As an example FOR-412 has a stylesheet in Jira ready to be applied
> >> But we don't know where to apply it (at least I don't).
> >>
> >> We don't want plugin specific stylesheets to be mixed up with
> >> Skin or theme stylesheets because they will be redundant to
> >> Those that don't use the plugin. Also things like images that
> >> Are for the projectinfo plugin reside in core when they should Also be 
> >> in the plugin as they are plugin specific.
> >>
> >> So I had a thought. I wonder if we can create a /resources/css
> >> In the plugin, put any stylesheets in there,
> > I am a fervent supporter of this behaviour.
> > I think that plugin should be able to come with specific resources (css 
> > files, xsl style sheets, images...) and these resources should not be 
> > part of the core.
> You already can, see [1] for an example of stylesheets being provided. 
> Using the locationmap it's an easy case to provide other resources too.

The link you provide her shows xsl. Like I understood Gavinthe question
is whether we should allow css/.

Now Ross and Cyriaque already pointed out the right solution.

> >>  enable it with
> >> A 'plugin.stylesheet="yes"' in the plugins
> >> And then get forrest to check for this when the 'forrest' gets built
> >> And adds it to the projects /resources/css and adds it to the rendered
> >> Output.
> >>   
> > In my first thought, there was no need of such a property.
> > The plugin comes with its resources which can be overriden by projects 
> > with location map fallback mecanism...
> Yes, see above.

To explain  it a wee bit more. You need to add a to the plugin. Here (and in the plugin
locationmap) you define the fallback properties (image names,..)/
locations for the resources. 

Then you request in the plugin all resource via the properties/lm API.
This way the user can override this resources by providing her own
implementation (defining in and project
locationmap.xml the new values).


> Ross
> [1] 

Thorsten Scherler
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