[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14772: Administration bar

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Fri Sep 3 11:30:28 UTC 2010

#14772: Administration bar
 Reporter:  rmccue          |       Owner:  rmccue   
     Type:  task (blessed)  |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  3.1      
Component:  Administration  |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal          |    Keywords:  multisite

Comment(by filosofo):

 * It should not be default.  For WP, nothing else default and on the front
 end has ever been so intrusive in terms of markup, CSS, and JS as this
 will be.  A core plugin would be great: an example of how to write
 something more complicated than Hello Dolly, etc.
  * Don't use unnecessary JS.  The WP.com bar uses JS to add hover states
 to create the drop-down menus.  Roughly, for every browser except IE 6 you
 could use CSS alone for the same effect.  For IE 6 use conditional
 comments to load a fix.
  * Reduce bandwidth impact.  There's been talk of loading it via XHR to
 help caching plugins.  But that by itself is two additional server hits:
 the JS and then the response to the XHR.  And the WP.com version also
 generates its CSS, of all things, dynamically.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14772#comment:4>
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