[ic] include interpolation

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Mon Dec 6 19:01:56 UTC 2010

On 12/06/2010 07:55 PM, Peter wrote:
> On 07/12/10 02:40, Paul Jordan wrote:
>> In line with my last barrage of emails regarding interpolation... Can
>> someone say if it is possible that the interpolation setting (while
>> correct in the code) may have been showing as opposite in the docs?
>> http://docs.icdevgroup.org/cgi-bin/online/tags/include.html
>> That would be backwards correct?
>> I'm interested in knowing about the rest of the docs because, while
>> after discussing it on list I came to find out that I understood things
>> to operate slightly differently (technically), but in practice would
>> have vivified in line.
>> I believe I understood things to operate differently because I
>> explicitly remember seeing "interpolate" listed as "yes" almost every
>> single time I looked a the docs (circa 2001 - 2003) - and now as you
>> know, I am finding the opposite showing in the docs.
>> I guess I am really wondering if I am losing my mind - only because the
>> memories of seeing that are so vivid... almost as vivid as when I
>> travelled to Mars with my Velluptian space wife.
> [include] is a weird one.  It does interpolate its output, but it does
> so explicitly with:
>          my $out = Vend::Interpolate::interpolate_html(
>                                          Vend::Util::readfile($file,
> undef, $locale)
>                                  );
> So technically the tag does not have the interpolate setting turned on,
> but practically speaking it does interpolate the output.  It could be
> correct to write the docs either way and the RTFM docs do in fact say
> "yes" for the interpolate attribute.
> Why it does it this way rather than setting the Interpolate attribute is
> beyond me.  At a guess the tag was originally written before the
> interpolate attribute came about, but probably only Mike knows for sure.

Again - the interpolate attribute controls the interpolation of the tag body.

Whether the tag does some interpolation of something else inside is not
subject of the interpolate attribute.


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