Thunderbird prefs redesign (aka mega-prefs)
jonathan.protzenko at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 12:58:54 UTC 2010
On 12/26/10 11:37 PM, KaiRo - Robert Kaiser wrote:
> Jim schrieb:
>> I'm not sure if you can use XBL or XUL from inside HTML, so that might
>> make a difference in what we decide.
> It's at least hard. What is completely impossible in HTML is to allow
> add-ons to extend anything reasonably, as only XUL supports overlays
> right now (I'd be really happy if that would change, but nobody seems
> to have proposed an HTML overlay standard yet).
> Robert Kaiser
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> tb-planning at mozilla.org
If the HTML is generated through a jquery-tmpl template, what about a
hook mechanism just like I described on
Addons could just add their own custom template through the "hook"
mechanism, and register themselves for generation through the main
As to the native look and feel in HTML, I believe it's feasible. This
has been discussed for Thunderbird Conversations, and there are a *lot*
of mozilla-only CSS properties, values and colors that make it feasible
to style HTML controls with the system colors. See the discussion at
all the values at
Besides, I tend to favor the HTML solution as it lowers the entry
barrier for potential contributors, but I think this issue has been
discussed at length already.
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