[wp-hackers] Re: Plugins & CSS, embeded vs linking

Jonathan Dingman jdingman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 16:32:24 GMT 2008

whether we move to some sort of built-in caching system or just some
integrated CSS-single file function would be great.  something to
centralize everything and make it perform better.

thanks again everyone


On Jul 14, 9:27 pm, Stephen Rider <wp-hack... at striderweb.com> wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2008, at 12:29 PM, Jonathan Dingman wrote:
> > Time after time, I get more annoyed with plugins forcing me to embed
> > CSS.
> > There ought to be a way to easily offer an option to link to a
> > stylesheet
> > rather than forcing me to embed the CSS.
> > Even offering an option to "disable embedded CSS" and I'll add it
> > myself,
> > even that would be fine.  but it seems like every plugin that uses CSS
> > forces uses to embed CSS, or nearly every plugin.
> > anyone else have thoughts on this subject?
> CSS files go into cache -- is it really such a problem in that
> regard?  just askin'.
> My Pull-quotes plugin has an option to "not link CSS".  It is quite
> simple to add such an option -- add the settings, and then wrap the
> CSS hook in an if( $setting ).  I actually did it at the request of a
> user.  Took me five minutes.
> I think this is a matter of education more than throwing out more hooks.
> I may just feel another article coming on.... ;-)
> Stephen
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