[development] 4.8/5.0: Modules, the install system, and directories

Owen Barton drupal at grugnog.com
Thu Feb 23 17:03:50 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 08:06 -0500, Morbus Iff wrote:
> > This is what I'd like to see in 4.8/5.0 which would tie up some "loose 
> > ends" as it were with some of the direction that Drupal is moving in. 
> > These are bullet points because I'm heading off to work, but I'll be 
> > more than happy to wax further.
> And one more:
>     * misc/drupal.css can get split up into module directories
>       so that module-specific CSS (such as aggregator and forums)
>       doesn't get downloaded even if the module isn't enabled.
>       Also, I think it'll make for cleaner CSS in the long run.

While I agree with this in terms of simplifying code organization I
think that we would want to consider the number of files sent to the
client. Each css file is a http request with the overhead that that
The fix for this would be for the css from modules (and maybe any core
theme css) to be aggregated and sent to the browser in one file (either
a physical file or a php script that sends the correct headers).

- Owen

More information about the development mailing list