[pmwiki-users] Feature request: Action lists in skins

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Apr 8 08:06:24 CDT 2005

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 11:34:00AM +0200, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Bronwyn Boltwood wrote:
> >That would be because beginning skin developers don't understand what
> >the $[brackets] do or how they work.  Why would they?  "The template
> >is just HTML, right?"  Would $[brackets] magically disappear in
> >HTML? No.  So to make sure that their skin looks right, they take
> >them out. I did.
> Ah, then that's a design buglet in the semantics of $[...].
> Proposal: if $[...] doesn't find a translation, it should simply leave
> the original text in and drop the $[...] around it.

As Hans mentioned, this is exactly what $[...] has always done.  
Bronwyn's point was that newbie skin designers aren't aware of this, 
so rather than take a chance on it not working right they just leave it out
(i.e., they go with what they know will work).  Reasonable.  OTOH,
it's fairly easy to go back and add the $[...] later if/when i18n
is needed for the skin.


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