[pmwiki-users] Formatting commands in Site.AllGroupFooter

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Mar 14 12:57:13 CST 2006

On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 07:04:38PM +0100, Jan Erik Moström wrote:
> I looked at the instruction for how to create a footer for all groups and use 
> $GroupFooterFmt = '(:include $SiteGroup.AllGroupFooter:)(:nl:)'.
>                   '(:include $Group.GroupFooter:)(:nl:)';
> My problem is that AllGroupFooter contains the following text
> ----
> (:newpagebox:)
> when I view the result is exactly this, the ---- doesn't get translated into
> a line ... I suppose I'm missing something as usual but what?

The ---- might not be at the beginning of a line.

Yes, I know, it's at the beginning of the first line of 
$SiteGroup.AllGroupFooter, but the page it's being appended to
might not have a newline at the end.

This is the purpose of the (:nl:) markup -- it says to insert
a newline if there's not already one there.  (We don't always
want to insert a newline, because if one already exists then the
extra-newline will end up becoming a vertical space in the

So, you probably really want to have:

$GroupFooterFmt = '(:nl:)(:include $SiteGroup.AllGroupFooter:)(:nl:)'.
                  '(:include $Group.GroupFooter:)(:nl:)';


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