[ic] delimiter for tag parameters

Ron Phipps rphipps at reliant-solutions.com
Thu Oct 27 00:52:35 EDT 2005

> From: Kevin Walsh
> Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 8:10 PM
> To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> Subject: RE: [ic] delimiter for tag parameters
> Ron Phipps [rphipps at reliant-solutions.com] wrote:
> > Thanks Kevin, I went with this method.  Is this a problem due to
> of
> > interpolation?
> >
> The order of interpolation wouldn't make a difference whether you
> were doing this:
>     [mytag title="[item-field title]"]
> or this:
>     [tmpn tmp][item-field title][/tmpn]
>     [mytag title="[scratch tmp]"]
> Both cases involve the replacement of the [item-field] marker,
> by the interpolation of the real Interchange tags.
> Your problem was caused by the [item-field] marker's replacement value
> causing a syntax error with the subsequent tag interpolation.  That
> won't happen with the above (body text) technique.

I'm still a bit confused.  I understand why there was a problem with:

[mytag title="[item-field title]"]

However I do not understand why this fixes it and how it differs in IC's

[tmp title][item-field title][/tmp]
[mytag title="[scratch title]"]

Also your original example used [tmp title] and your most recent example
uses [tmpn title], both seem to work properly, is one preferred over the

> Another poster suggested that you modify your [mytag] to become a
> container and then pass [item-field title] directly as your tag's body
> text.  That will work too, and would be more efficient than my [tmpn]
> suggestion.
> In case you missed it, the poster's suggestion was to modify your
> UserTag to allow this:
>     [mytag][item-field title][/mytag]

If I went this route then I would need to parse the parameters contained
within the body, since I will be passing more then one field.  Which
would be more efficient writing a parse routine for the  body text, or
using the [tmp] setting? 

Thanks again for your help, trying to understand IC better :)

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