[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #35717: Audit the .icon16 selectors in admin-menu.css

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Tue Jul 5 18:43:59 UTC 2022

#35717: Audit the .icon16 selectors in admin-menu.css
 Reporter:  afercia          |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  6.1
Component:  Administration   |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close has-patch  |     Focuses:  ui, css
Changes (by desrosj):

 * keywords:  needs-patch => close has-patch
 * milestone:   => 6.1


 I came across this one going through open tickets missing a milestone.

 Normally, I advocate for leaving code whenever there's the potential for a
 site to break, but I think enough time has passed and this one is
 acceptable to remove.

 Some notes from my investigation:
 - The one theme using the `.icon16` class only has 50 installs. And when
 the relevant CSS is removed nothing actually "breaks". The icons just
 - This is admin only facing, should not affect regular site visitors.
 - An repeat search with
 [https://wpdirectory.net/search/01G77R5TJ451VFK2YP8DFAW02W updated results
 shows more matches, but fewer total active installs].
 - The results show a lot of false positives and instances where plugins
 are using that class for something unrelated.

 Moving this to the 6.1 milestone and giving a bit more time for additional
 thoughts to be added.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/35717#comment:6>
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