[ic] The [component] tag
mike at perusion.com
Thu Mar 17 14:54:20 EST 2005
Quoting Ethan Rowe (ethan at endpoint.com):
> Zambra wrote:
> >I've installed Interchange 5.2.0, and I'm trying to customize it (just on
> >the template side, I don't need additional or modified features). I'm
> >dissecting the template files for the Foundation store, but don't
> >[component group=vertical]
> >does mean.
> >Although "component" doesn't seem to be explicitly documented in the docs,
> >guess this tag calls the component file. But, what does the
> >"group"-parameter mean? Also I can't find any component called "vertical".
> >Thanks in advance for your help!
> The [component] tag is closely related to the [control-set] and
> [control] tags. It is a bit confusing, in my opinion. I don't know if
> it's documented anywhere or not, so I figured out how to use it by
> reading the core code.
> Basically, [control-set] lets you set up a group of arbitrary variable
> name/value pairs, which stick together as a single unit. In other words:
> The above defines a particular set of control values; the set consists
> of an argument 'group' whose value is 'vertical', and an argument
> 'option' whose value is 'some_option'.
> Subsequent calls to [control-set] sets up other sets of control values.
> This builds a stack of control values, in the order in which they're
> [control], on the other hand, is a way of fetching values out of that
> stack. Components in the catalog will make use of [control] to get
> these values. The syntax is:
> [control <argument> <default>]
> After defining the above [control-set], calling:
> [control group]
Yes, but group probably should be removed. It is really only used to
give you choices of components in the now-somewhat-deprecatd content
In the newest "standard" template, probably the most interesting
parameter is [output]left[/output]. It used to be you had a fixed
number of component slots, say three for the left and three for the
right. Now you can have an unlimited number in any of top/bottom/right/left,
just by changing the output.
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