[development] kudos to Steven, and how to get rid of the resizing JS.

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Tue Jan 3 00:36:54 UTC 2006


Just to further my email that I sent before.

I have looked at the code, and you can disable this by not including the
class resize on the testarea.

What I have done for htmlarea is that to any of the text area fields
that I am converting, I have added #resizable = false which then turns
this feature for this textarea.

The same thing may want to be done for tinymce.

BTW, has tinymce been updated for 4.7?


On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 22:24 +0100, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> Hello there. 
> I do not mean this mail as a rant. So if it sounds like that, just reread this 
> first sentence :)
> Steven has made really cool ajaxy stuff, and javascript features for Drupal. 
> His last addition for Drupal was a cool form-field resizer. 
> but ehh. I *personally* don't want it. My client got (a little) angry because 
> it broke his (development) site; its due to a theme/CSS issue, but still. I 
> have to bill him for a fixing a feature he never asked for.
> Also, I certainly don't want it on none-admin areas like the feedback form. 
> That is again, a personal decision. But I think end-users (those filling in 
> their address in a feeback for, for example) should not get all that JS 
> shazam, but a properly pre-sized textfield. 
> I have, personally filed the term AJAX next to Flash and DHTML. Under usefull, 
> but too often misused and overhyped. Too often it is used just because 
> "everyone does it". Used for the sake of using it. Not that I am saying 
> Drupal is going that way, but we must certainly be aware of it. And certainly 
> start sticking dubious JS stuff in contrib (or even core) modules. 
> Anyway. the form resizer broke on my theme. It broke my quicktags and it broke 
> one version+theme of tinyMCE. All of wich I think are not bugs in core but in 
> my theme, module and that version of mce with the specific theme. I was told 
> before to make a patch to switch off the JS globally. But IMO that is not the 
> correct route. Switching on and off development stuff on a user interface is 
> not a good option, IMO.
> So, anyone here who knows how I can not have js in Drupal? Do I really need to 
> develop a no_js.module that uses alter hooks for the forms? Or does anyone 
> know a better route?
> Sorry to start about RoR again. But RoR is amoungst the forefighters of AJAX. 
> It offers a lot of ajax apis in "core". Yet it is up to the developer to 
> implement it or not. I think that this might be a route worth looking at: 
> provide modules, and apis to use in themes and modules for AJAX stuff. 
> Instead of deploying it by default. Though that is for a future, not for 
> now. :)
> Now I just want to know if there's an easy way of switching off AJAX and JS 
> stuff so that i can fix up themes and modules that break. then slowly deploy 
> it where i like to deploy it ;)
> Bèr
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