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Item5560: FormPlugin: calendar button invisible if there are no twisties on the same page

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This plugin surrounds the calendar button with a span of this kind:
<span class="twikiMakeVisible"

The twikiMakeVisibleXXX classes are hidden by default CSS and only exposed if there is a TWISTY on the same page, which would then trigger the twikiMakeVisibleXXX tags to be uncovered. Outchie.

The solution for now is to remove this extra span:

--- lib/TWiki/Plugins/FormPlugin.pm     (revision 16706)
+++ lib/TWiki/Plugins/FormPlugin.pm     (working copy)
@@ -1383,7 +1383,6 @@
               || $TWiki::cfg{JSCalendarContrib}{format}
               || "%e %B %Y";

-            $text .= ' <span class="twikiMakeVisible">';
             my $control = CGI::image_button(
                 -class   => 'editTableCalendarButton',
                 -name    => 'calendar',
@@ -1398,7 +1397,6 @@
             #fix generated html
             $control =~ s/MIDDLE/middle/go;
             $text .= $control;
-            $text .= '</span>';
     return $text;

Arthur, can you please comment on the use of the twikiMakeVisibleXXX and similar CSS classes, i.e. if there are no TWISTIES on the same page.

-- TWiki:Main/MichaelDaum - 22 Apr 2008

twikiMakeVisible CSS classes are meant to not show interface parts that rely on javascript (regardless of a TWISTY tag). But since we also have a guideline to not make default skin rely on javascript, these CSS classes are not in default skin, only in pattern skin.

In css.pattern.tmpl I have this:

%TMPL:DEF{"javascriptaffectedstyle"}%<script type="text/javascript" src="%PUBURLPATH%/%SYSTEMWEB%/TWikiJavascripts/twikiStyles.js"></script>%TMPL:END%

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 02 May 2008

Hm, does only work on 4.2. Can't we dismiss this css-js interaction?

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 06 May 2008

Summary FormPlugin: calendar button invisible if there are no twisties on the same page
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Tue, 15 Apr 2008, build 16676
AppliesTo Extension
Component FormPlugin
Priority Urgent
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r3 - 2008-05-06 - MichaelDaum
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