[Python-Dev] Playing with a new theme for the docs
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Mar 25 08:56:53 CEST 2012
On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 1:41 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:
>> Not every tab in my browser is text for reading; some are apps that
>> need the extra horizontal space.
> So, again, why make your browser window *for reading text* that large?
Because he prefers controlling the content viewed by selecting tabs
rather than selecting windows, no doubt. But since he's arguing the
other end in the directory layout thread (where he says there are many
special ways to invoke Python so that having different layouts on
different platforms is easy to work around), I can't give much weight
to his preference here.
Anyway, CSS is supposed to allow the user to impose such
constraints herself, so Philip "should" do so with a local style,
rather than ask designers to do it globally.
> It's madness to expect web designers to hobble the flexibility of a web
> page to cater preferentially for one minority over others.
No, as Glenn points out, designers (I wouldn't call them *web*
designers since they clearly have no intention of taking advantage
of the power of the web in design, even if they incorporate links in
their pages!) frequently do exactly that. (The minority of one in
question being the designer himself!) So it's rational to expect it. :-(
However, I believe that CSS also gives us the power to undo such
bloodymindedness, though I've never gone to the trouble of
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