List Archive: www-redesign
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Esben Mose Hansen wrote:
> If you can live without IE support, use an alternative stylesheet. That way,
> the add can be removed by selecting a stylesheet from a browser menu, no
> Of course, the IE people are screwed, but I can't imagine that IE is a common
> browser there, nor is the functionality loss unacceptable.
Already thought of that but we want all browsers to display and behave
the same. The only way I've found that works the same in all of them is
> You could use an XSL param to remove the ad div in the XSL stylesheet,
> and make the link/button a link to "?ads=off" or similar.
> best of both worlds.
I thought of that too. The problem is that I would have to add a new
function to the href's parser and I'm not sure I want to add anymore
complexity than we have too. Not to mention the href parser won't work
on hard coded links in the menus and jumppads, only on dynamically
created ones from xml files. This means if you turn off the ads then
click a link in the menu the ads come back but if you click a link
within the content area the ads will stay off. This is inconsistant
behaviour and not really something I would want to do. Changing the href
parser to work on the menu links wouldn't be an easy task. I would have
to think about how to do that and experiment a little.
Either way, getting rid of the ads column isn't a big priority, maybe we
can look into it at a later date. I really want to focus on getting the
existing site up and running. Then we can worry about enhancements at a
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