[Mailman-Developers] Templating the interface
barry at python.org
Wed May 2 15:31:53 CEST 2007
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On May 1, 2007, at 5:18 PM, Andy Buckley wrote:
> In particular, it would be really nice if
> * the bits of the template which define <head>, <body> etc. are
> in one pair of header and footer files, so they can be turned off
> * the CSS files "namespace" everything by placing all Mailman
> within a div, e.g. <div id="mailman">...</div> and then prefix all CSS
> rules with "#mailman" - this stops the Mailman styles from leaking out
> into the parent page elements.
> I can add this to the wiki if it's useful. Is it?
It is, please do!
I see a couple of stops along the web u/i configurability track.
Most sites won't care and will just use Mailman right out of the
box. Others will be content with just tweaking a little CSS to get
their colors right. Still others will want to embed the Mailman u/i
in their own web pages. And finally, hard core users may want to
ditch the u/i all together, writing their own or running Mailman
without a web u/i at all. I think we can and should support all of
> Genshi has been mentioned a few times. My impression was that it
> on producing valid XML output, which is nice, but doesn't necessarily
> play well with ideas like factorisable head/foot portions. Also,
> can it
> be used for templating the automated email messages, i.e. plain text
> rather than XML? I'm not speaking from exceptional familiarity with
> Genshi here, but these suspicions made me use Cheetah in place of
> for one of our projects... can anyone confirm/refute these prejudices
> (off-list if necessary)?
Please keep it on-list. I'm interested in the discussion too! I
forgot to mention Cheetah -- Ethan, did you play with it at one point?
Templating the email messages would be nice to have, but it's not as
critical as the web u/i.
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