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May 30 2021
And at this point, I would think no skins should be using these modules, as at very least mediawiki.skinning.interface has been deprecated as of... what, 1.35 at least? And the parsoid one probably shouldn't exist either at this point.
May 15 2021
Oh, if you do want to fix it ahead of the time in the gadget, set the 'width' to an actual value. Make this one do width=20 instead of height=20. Mind you, heights actually totally make sense for indicators anyway, so it might make more sense to just leave it and see if all these patches fix it...
This really kind of depends on four different patches. Patch 1 and 2, moving the mw-body-content class to what the skin receives, and removing mw-body-content from anything the skin does itself. Patch 3: removing mw-body-content from the indicators. Patch 4: apparently the only one I actually linked here.
That screenshot of vector also has a missing word. Line should be 'must not be violated'. Vector is missing 'be'; timeless is missing 'not'.
May 12 2021
Wait, do we just need to apply some of the weird table js to print, and swap out the css, for this?
May 11 2021
Looks resolved, patch went through, apparently forgot to close this. Please reopen if I'm wrong.
May 10 2021
Tagged skins may or may not be affected, but I definitely didn't account for this when styling them, so they should be checked. Unsure about any others.
May 6 2021
But I figured it out. I can now die satisfied, having wasted all evening on this, and who knows how many other hours of confusion and frustration, all because I was too lazy to set a copyright on a migration test wiki...
Nope, nevermind, it's not actually catching the empty copyright array in any current version.
May 5 2021
So that actually would be a good step toward T280723, at least?
The issue is that previously skins using BaseTemplate::getFooterIcons could assume that what they got back was validated in that it was only icons, and that no empty or non-icon items would be returned. Given the mw installer/standard LocalSettings config also expect this and indirectly set unused default icons to empty arrays (so it's not exactly like sysadmins are likely to figure out some way to work around it on their end, either), this results in problems for any skins styling the footer icons in any way that assumes there actually be an icon there (for example padding, borders, spacers).
...yeah there's no way to validate the icons in skin.php without actually moving the whole getFooterIcons function into that instead. 'get' definitely can't do this.
So either we need to merge the above (and a followup patch) into 1.35, or we gotta go back and redo all the skins that assumed the footerIcons would actually be validated after getting them (which BaseTemplate did, but 'get' does not)...
Welp, looks like this was resolved in core by toccolours being set in the toc feature, which means all my skins are going to have to override that back to something that matches too... :P
May 4 2021
May 3 2021
Based on how Vector seems to have previously been/normally just has all the text be that tiny at such resolutions, I suspect chrome might be trying to work around whyever that is (likely legacy Vector not being marked as responsive and not having the viewport etc stuff set?) and make it actually legible. And it's just not applying to the toc itself for some reason. So the issue here is probably just a case of 'skin is old and not responsive to begin with'.
May 2 2021
Specifically, how we can avoid triggering this:
Dumb question, but is there any way to make this replacement work in 1.35 without doing a version compare first?
Apr 30 2021
I think I'm just going to start including a fork of the 1.34 shared.css with my skins instead.
...anything run through some sort of getMessage( 'msg', [params] )->parse()? Lots of special pages begin with some sort of customisable blurb that does that. Other extensions do that various places as well, inside or outside of the content block. And parse() sends it through the parser, so it's basically just parser output without the css class.
Apr 29 2021
The problem is that there is nowhere obvious for the .visualClear CSS rule to live.
But seriously I think maybe we should just start wrapping all parser output in mw-parser-output? This would also allow for other non-content blocks of normally parsed wikitext that extensions may add, such as to the sidebar or footer, to maintain consistent UX with regular content, and consistent UX is, uh, important. Good. Optimal? Maybe.
This whole thing feels like a regression. I wouldn't even know where to start filing tasks, as the whole approach just seems wrong. I can try to spell it out, but please, please, get an actual designer on this. Learn how to cascade your features, like how css cascades styles. You're separating out particular content components into their own features when you should be separating out particular levels of styles. Every skin should float trights right, and tlefts left, because that's a basic assumption of them being what they are. Every skin has editsection links, and probably wants the sizes standardised regardless of header size. Every skin with a category block in the content block probably wants the category lists inline. Users expect things like .center and .visualClear and .noprint and .nomobile to work regardless of skin, because why in the world would basic content styles and affordances be specific to a particular skin? These are all first-level features, and shouldn't even be separate features at all, aside from the category one, because not only are they common to all skins, aside from the categories, none of them are even placed by the skin.
Apr 27 2021
Er, should these even be used inside the parser? Like what are they even for that a successbox wouldn't cover? Why have this variation?
Some pages do not contain an mw-parser-output element, notably special pages, but work on the invalid assumption that the skin will always clear any floats inside them. This was the case with the RCFilters page. In these cases, I think it certainly justifies adding the responsibility on the special page itself, so @Krinkle I respectfully disagree with you on that. I wouldn't use a component from a component library that floated itself and relied on other components for its layout. Components should work in isolation. I believe we should fix each of these so that they are future-proofed.
To add on to what I just said, the task description is just wrong.
(e.g. external link styles and other "wiki" styles that we sometimes apply to small chunks of user content rendered outside the proper content block, in other words content in all the various places you'll be removing this class from; places that should not themselves be the target of a selector and not have layout, but used for styling their children; Also thinking about rendering a small previews of something within an OOUI/WVUI dialog).
Apr 25 2021
Apr 21 2021
Okay, this might be the only one of these skin features issues that can actually be fixed in Timeless without just totally reimplementing everything... and it's like the least impactful anyway. And some of the others even made it into 1.36, whereas this doesn't appear to have.
But you should really just be starting with only the stuff that skins probably won't have any visual stylistic reason to override, and should always apply. For the page content, this is stuff like:
- General positioning - trights float right, tlefts float left, centered stuff is centered
- Unsetting the default header styles from editlinks so they're not all gigantified (specific skins may need to unset more, but at least the hard work should be done at this point)
- Hiding stuff like the 'retrieved from' line from screen view
- Things like .plainlinks, .noprint, .nomobile, .visualClear, and other classes users may expect to be able to apply to control output
- No bullets on the toc items, why would anyone want that
- Generic, consistent handling for mobile, if there's some way to actually tell it what the hell the skin's mobile cutoff is - stuff like thumbs going full-width, table overflow handling, collapsible sections, etc. A lot of what MF does, I suppose?
Help changing the defaults to more sensible ones is appreciated. The use of % font-sizes for example seems a little odd. Perhaps explicit font-sizes would be better. You can disable the feature if the CSS rules are not helping (that's what Minerva does)
The thumbnail issue looks backwards compatible to me in that the content is perfectly readable.
Apr 20 2021
This was wrong. It's for everything. I just... slightly broke my brain when I first saw this (and a related task that mentioned user use specifically).
Extensions also use the visualClear class. Yes, they could also define their own versions, but... why?
But why remove it from core? If skins aren't using it, then this doesn't affect them. If skins are using it, they're often using a combination of getClears and applying the class to specific elements where a full separate clear isn't needed.
Skins should instead copy across the method to their own skin or use the LESS mixin instead
Or... what? I don't understand. You still need to make an element as a spacer for a lot of this... yes, flexbox is a thing, but we're not gonna all of a sudden convert every skin to it now, why would we do that?
This isn't for user content. This is for clearing floats within the skin itself?
Possibly slightly better tag? Not actually an issue with RL in general.
The problem here appears to be that various things have been added to the 'legacy' feature that were previously part of 'interface' or 'elements', or some other feature that was not previously used. This is a breaking change for all skins that were previously only using legacy and not these other features.
Apr 17 2021
Timeless was not using core styles at all for a lot of this stuff... hopefully it's just specific features we need to (explicitly?) disable here, because if not, overriding this could get very annoying. But if it is, then maybe we can also disable some other things that we were overriding previously? Make things a bit neater overall?
Apr 16 2021
Jon mentioned this on https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/skins/Timeless/+/678785/:
According to Timo master versions should only be compatible with the /next/ release and only tarballs should be considered stable. See https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/core/+/673320 and https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T271441#6764043 which proposes making skins fatal when they use ResourceLoaderSkinModule with non-existent features. I don't think that's great from a skin perspective as I worry that will discourage skin developers from adopting new features that make their lives easier, but feedback from yourself and Jack on your own experiences with skin development there would be helpful.
Apr 15 2021
Yeah, no, timeless is breaking it, you're spot on.
Ooooooh this is the image overflow stuff crap.
Apr 13 2021
Timeless assumes topicon sizes are set appropriately. Maybe this is a stupid assumption, but are you sure you can't just... do that? Set a specific default size in the script?
Apr 12 2021
Apr 10 2021
Like why would any project still be using rasters in this day and age?!
Apr 9 2021
It's because of T273250: $wgLogos['icon'] notext logo set for newvector is too small to use in Timeless, except we went ahead and used it anyway out of pure spite. Or, more likely, laziness/lack of resources?
Mar 30 2021
Technically Timeless has already switched over, just has the old logos as a fallback. Also needs to deprecate its own custom handling, but that's a separate problem entirely...
T273250 is also going to pose a problem here for any sites using png notext icons. (Mostly wikipedia, I think?)
I've held off on a proof of concept patch for MonoBook for the time being since the WMF config was just nowhere near there yet in terms of having the logos/wordmarks consistently available for all the sites, but once that's a little closer, we should absolutely get on migrating this. (WikiVoyage is a great example why we can't just do it now, though, as some may actually want only a notext logo and thus will only set that, and some do want a wordmark but just don't have one, presently...)
Mar 21 2021
This is funny because I don't even know what this means.
Resolved with some bad css at some point...
Sorry about that, it turns out some of us are just drunk and sleep deprived and that doesn't result in the most meaningful testing...
Mar 20 2021
Duuur I'm an idiot, I just need to copy the 1.35 fix out of timeless, huh.