[pmwiki-users] skin design and the searchbox
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Mar 23 15:58:25 CST 2005
On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 02:43:00PM +0000, Hans wrote:
> Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 2:27:32 PM, Patrick wrote:
> > Hmmm. Probably not, at least not as written here. The word "var"
> > doesn't have much meaning to an author (who typically doesn't know
> > PmWiki internals). It needs to be called something else.
> var was just short for variable.
Authors don't think in terms of "variables". That's why I still
think we should look at this in terms of capabilities. Perhaps
(:if enabled smallsearchbox:)
(:if enabled rightmenu:)
(:if enabled jumpbox:)
Skins and other modules can then set variables to indicate
available capabilities. We could make the variables either global or
entries in an array of some sort, or a combination of the two.
Personally I prefer the array approach, as it's easier to set multiple
> Using condition 'match' is not very obvious for authors either I
I totally agree; it's another of those cases where someone needed it
and I went ahead and placed it in the core primarily as a useful
example for developing other conditionals. In general, I'd say
that there hasn't been a whole lot of thought behind conditional
markup in PmWiki; my goal was to build the basic framework and
leave the rest to be developed as specific needs were identified
(e.g., as we're doing now with the notion of an "enabled" conditional).
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