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Bug 19538 - Vector skin missing CSS for when background images are not displayed
Vector skin missing CSS for when background images are not displayed
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
1.16.x
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Trevor Parscal
: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2009-07-05 20:41 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2012-09-27 01:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
Screenshots of current Vector skin with and without images enabled, then with disabled & also debug=true (321.05 KB, image/png)
2011-11-29 23:06 UTC, Brion Vibber
Details

Description Dan Jacobson 2009-07-05 20:41:42 UTC
The Vector skin is completely dependent on its background images.

In Firefox's Edit>Preferences>Content, uncheck "Load images
automatically", and reload the page you are viewing.
You'll notice all the boundaries disappear... Compare this to
MonoBook, which apparently has backup CSS in place, just in case images are not
being displayed.

Now one might argue that, well, "if they don't want to display my
images, I'll just take my toys and go home." But why have pages fail
to display nicely for just that? The user might have saved only that
page to disk for reading later offline. Or he might be using a device
in "diet mode". You never know.
Comment 1 Trevor Parscal 2009-07-07 00:13:36 UTC
Awesome idea! I've colored a few things and it's MUCH better now!
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2009-07-08 11:47:03 UTC
But not as good as withOUT its stylesheet:

Navigation

    * Main Page
    * New pages
    * Categories
    * Recent changes
    * Random page

vs. with CSS:
Navigation

Main Page
New pages
Categories
Recent changes
Random page

All the little divider lines are gone still.
I'll mark this bug as "LATER", "so one day it will get looked at again".
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2011-11-29 23:06:38 UTC
Created attachment 9573 [details]
Screenshots of current Vector skin with and without images enabled, then with disabled & also debug=true

Doesn't happen with regular view of Vector skin on current 1.18; probably in part due to aggressive data: inlining of those small images into the CSS. There's no extra requests for them and they're compressed within the CSS, so don't add much weight -- and since they're already embedded, Firefox doesn't have to go fetch them.

Only by switching in &debug=true (and thus forcing many of the CSS to go through non-expanded forms) do we see the missing separators and icons.

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