mrgoldy and 3Di wrote:code a small extension.
No one is denying that a small extension could leverage these event templates. Only that being able to leverage them from within a regular style would also
be useful, and would provide additional flexibility for creating inherited styles that are less affected by future changes to the parent style.
If "the only thing" someone wanted to change was something that could be addressed by the event template, then yes, creation and delivery of "just a small extension" to provide that functionality could be 100% of the "modified style" delivery. Albeit via a method perhaps less familiar to style-only designers, or to site owners trying to modify their own styles through template and CSS-level changes.
But if the style also needs to deliver one or more full template replacements -- in addition
to also being able to avoid one or more additional full template replacements by using the event templates instead -- now the "modified style" must be delivered "as both a style and a companion extension." Which overall makes things more complicated, as compared to if these event templates were simply expected and supported within regular styles.
The proposed enhancement is useful, and "not out of line" with templating that phpBB already willingly supports. That the templating support within a regular style could also support these events seems like a both logical and useful flexibility. So I too hope it could be eventually considered and integrated.