[icon naming] "zoom" vs. "page-zoom"

Rodney Dawes dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Mon May 26 07:09:24 PDT 2008

That would be like having user-trash, user-bookmarks, user-online,
user-desktop, and whatever else there might be, fall back to "user".

Not very sensible at all is it?

Not everything makes sense to fall back to just "zoom" or "user" or
other similar single items. This is why the "base" versions in the
spec are "zoom-in" and similar. If it was just "zoom" you would have
no idea of what direction you were zooming.

-- dobey

On Mon, 2008-05-26 at 11:13 +0200, Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> Hi list,
> JRT and I have a disagreement (see 
> http://lists.kde.org/?t=121062542200004&r=1&w=2 for the whole thread)
> and we'd like to get the official stance on this issue, from The People Who 
> Brought Us The Icon Naming Specification (TM).
> Basically, JRT wants to introduce a generic zoom icon named "zoom" as fallback 
> for any zoom-* icons, and I disagree with that because I believe stuff like 
> zoom-in, zoom-original or zoom-fit-width can't have a sensible common 
> fallback, and should fall back to the parent theme instead of "zoom".
> Each of us is stubborn enough to not give in, so we're asking you for 
> technical advice on who's right here.
> Thanks for your input, wishes,
>   Jakob

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