Edgewall Software

Opened 19 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#653 new defect

Form controls are over-styled

Reported by: Christopher Lenz Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: unscheduled
Component: general Version: 0.7.1
Severity: minor Keywords: layout css
Cc: Branch:
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The default Trac "theme" applies a number of CSS styles to form controls, such as text inputs, buttons and fieldsets. The problem with this is that it is impossible for customized installations to get the default look of form controls back by simply overriding the CSS styles. Instead, the form-related styles would need to be removed or commented out from the Trac stylesheet, thus making updates to newer versions of Trac harder.

I believe we should consider leaving the styling of form controls up to the user agent. Styling of fieldsets is okay IMHO, setting widths and margins on form controls is also okay, but it starts getting problematic when modifying borders and background color, and also when setting the padding of form controls.


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comment:1 by anonymous, 19 years ago

Component: generalbrowser

comment:2 by Christopher Lenz, 19 years ago

Component: browsergeneral

comment:3 by sid, 17 years ago

Just looked at the 0.11dev trac.css file and the css file still has this. No opinions though after 2 years…

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by Christian Boos, 17 years ago

Milestone: 2.0

Replying to sid:

… No opinions though after 2 years…

Also no patches ;)

comment:5 by asmodai@…, 16 years ago

How much would a reset stylesheet work?


comment:6 by Christian Boos, 13 years ago

Milestone: 2.0unscheduled

Milestone 2.0 deleted

comment:7 by Ryan J Ollos, 8 years ago

Owner: Christopher Lenz removed

comment:8 by figaro, 7 years ago

Keywords: css added

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