Icon Name Standardization, second draft

Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Mon Apr 4 16:11:30 EEST 2005

On Monday 04 April 2005 13:18, Guillaume Desnoix wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you to all people working on this specification. It will be very
> usefull. I would like to suggest a change in the current naming. I think
> it would be more usefull if the icon name is written differently, from
> the most general part to the more specific one. Consider the current names:
>    image-alignment-left
>    text-format-left
>    table-alignment-left
>    arrow-left
> With these names, an artist is required to provide 4 icons. It will also
> require more resources (memory, disk, ... even if you can use links).
> Instead, an icon search should start with the full name and
> progressively remove the most right part. Consider these names:
>    left-align-image
>    left-align-text
>    left-align-table
>    left-align
>    left-arrow
>    left
> A minimal theme needs to provide only one icon. A bit bigger one will
> provide two (left,left-align) or three (left,left-align,left-arrow). A
> full theme will provide all the icons (but only four icons will be used).

An alias/pseudo mechanism is the current idea to solve this. It will achieve 
what you want, but better, because it doesn't require a certain naming 



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