FSS and Fluid both adhere to a strict naming convention for class name selectors.
- multiple words are in camelCase, so they might look like fl-[fluid:multiWordThing]-[fluid:multiWordRole]-[fluid:state]
- components are always the first "thing", so they would look like fl-[fluid:componentName]-[fluid:thing]-[fluid:role]-[fluid:state]
[fluid:thing] = required the concept the class name is referring to at the most general yet still meaningful level (eg. fl-tabs, fl-widget, fl-col, fl-container, etc)
[fluid:role] = optional the purpose or action of
THING, which could be a more detailed version of
THING (eg. fl-tabs-centered, fl-col-flex, fl-container-500, fl-widget-titleBar)
[fluid:state] = optional a modifier of the
THING, which is only temporary and dependant on other actions (eg. fl-button-left-disabled, fl-widget-content-draggable)
Some examples of FSS class names:
fl-col-flex: a flexible width column
fl-tabs-left: left-oriented tabs
fl-grid-caption: the caption of an image in a grid
fl-widget-titlebar: the titlebar of a widget
The template for Infusion selectors (i.e. classnames used for programmatic manipulation of the DOM) looks like flc-[fluid:componentName]-[fluid:thing]-[fluid:role]-[fluid:state], with the same guidelines as FSS selectors.
Some examples of component selectors:
flc-progress-label: the label for a progress bar (Progress component)
flc-reorderer-dropWarning: the drop warning used with the reorderer (Reorderer component)
flc-inlineEdit-textEditButton: the 'edit' button used with an inline edit (Inline Edit component
flc-pager-pageLink-skip: a page link that should be skipped (Pager component)
When combining class names for styling and class names for selectors, the convention is
so that the DOM selectors are before the CSS selectors.
The reason we do this is to separate the different purposes of selectors: one to style things, one to find things in the DOM. This way, you could change your behavioural code without affecting your appearance and vice versa.