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Bug 6155 - Read access to skins files within the wiki
Read access to skins files within the wiki
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-06-01 01:17 UTC by Andrew Dunbar
Modified: 2006-06-01 17:08 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Andrew Dunbar 2006-06-01 01:17:41 UTC
I've spent most of the past year travelling through Central America without a
computer yet I've successfully been developing enhancements to the English
Wiktionary using CSS and JavaScript. It is often not easy or even impossible to
see the CSS and JavaScript files used by skinds such as monobook yet it is often
essential to see how they work to develop such enhancements.

We already have:

MediaWiki:Common.css
MediaWiki:Monobook.css
User:Hippietrail/monobook.css
(and matching .js files)

but not these:

skins-1.5/monobook/main.css
skins-1.5/common/commonPrint.css
skins-1.5/monobook/IE50Fixes.css
skins-1.5/monobook/IE55Fixes.css
skins-1.5/monobook/IE60Fixes.css
skins-1.5/monobook/IE70Fixes.css
skins-1.5/common/IEFixes.js

The main difference is these files will not be editable but the edit tab could
become the "View source" tab as when a non-sysop tries to edit a protected page.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-06-01 10:56:52 UTC
I would assume that those developing such enhancements could access the
Subversion repo to check out the latest skin files, including templates and CSS.

This bug could set a precedent of allowing access to bits of the MediaWiki code
itself through the wiki, which might sound all futuristic and "cool" and nice
and what have we, but it starts to add to the clutter. We'd need a new means of
addressing such content title-wise; new link syntaxes, etc.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-06-01 17:08:46 UTC
These files are all visible. Pop them in your URL bar or use a browser that lets you 
conveniently link to them from a view-info box.

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