[ic] more admin UI hacking fun
28 Jan 2001 01:32:57 -0500
My goal is to add another page onto the admin UI under the Items menu.
I found in the catalog_before.cfg where Variable UI_SUBMENU_Items is
defined as what looks like a little table. I thought, "Cool, I'll
just add an entry for my page.". But I don't want all the catalogs to
pick this up. So I redefined UI_SUBMENU_Items in the catalog.cfg.
I had some typos when I did this, and ran into some confusing
behaviour while trying to debug. I started editing the
lib/UI/vars/UI_STD_HEAD file. Being new to the whole UI hacking
thing, I assume this is where the header block for the UI gets built.
I was having a hard time following some of the sections, so I
reformatted them. We're talking about white-space changes only.
However, when I restarted IC and loaded the page my changes didn't
show up. It's like the variables are cached somewhere. I don't know
where. Calling 'bin/interchange -r' says the old server is killed
then a new server is started. Wouldn't this new server refresh the
definition of UI_STD_HEAD with my changes?