Reorderer in Sakai announcements

justin.obara at justin.obara at
Mon Sep 29 14:10:05 UTC 2008

Hi Gonzalo,

Would you be able to file the bugs you found in jira? If not please  
let me know and I'll try to do it.

I'm not sure if the reorderer has ever been used on tables before, at  
least I haven't seen it.


Quoting Gonzalo Silverio <gsilver at>:

> Hi,
> We have been working on integrating the reorderer in the Sakai announcements
> list as a test. Here are some preliminary observations, some caveats, and a
> request for assistance.
> On the skinning side the selector order that worked best to avoid conflicts
> with external (implementor) styles and internal (reorderer) styles was the
> following:
> .orderable-default
> .orderable-hover
> .orderable-dragging
> .orderable-selected
> .orderable-avatar
> The only !important override was used in the ".orderable-avatar" selector,
> to override the ".orderable-hover" in cases where both were addressing the
> same attribute, since both are applied to the same element/state.
> Since ".ui-draggable" and ".ui-droppable" seem to be applied to all states,
> they were less useful for distinguishing between states. Is this true?
> Oddities
> --------
> The Sakai announcements list is a table, with up to seven columns, each row
> having a set of links and a checkbox input, at least when the site owner is
> viewing it. I applied the "uniqueprefix.orderableX" to the <tr/>
> - Win/Internet Explorer 6 -
> 1) Checkboxes are unchecked after a drag
> 2) It is virtually impossible to "paint" ".orderable-drop-marker" - the
> table rows separate to the specified height as the avatar enters the area,
> but that is it, no background, borders, etc. are rendered.
> - All OS/Firefox 2/3 -
> A dropped row will sometimes drop as if the allowable droppable target was
> the first cell of the standard row. Adding anything to all rows that
> explicitly gives it a block character (like "display:block, display:table")
> fixes this - but it makes a hash of the table layout.
> You can see the above at:
> Bare bones, shows Firefox problem:
> Some attempt at styling, "display:table" applied to rows (I know, I know):
> Any thoughts? Has the reorderer been used with a table before? I think some
> of the issues listed may be due to that perhaps?
> Many thanks.
>     -Gonzalo
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