[pmwiki-users] Fwd: Case of vanishing FmtPV

The Editor editor at fast.st
Sun Sep 17 18:53:06 CDT 2006

Thanks for the suggestion Ian.  I thought for sure it was something
along these lines when I remembered $log was a global variable used
elsewhere, so I rewrote the code to use a different, unique variable.
But it still didn't work.

As for your question, when I uncomment the first line, I get the right
value returned for GetLog.  Exactly what I want. When I uncomment the
second line I get "hi" exactly where I want. So the page variable is
setting right.

BUT with both lines commented I get a blank where my value is supposed
to be.  And there's no intermediary lines that might be messing things
up.  Any other suggestions?

                        case "logid" :
//                              return GetLog($d,$_GET[logid]);
//                              $FmtPV['$logid'] = "hi";
                                $FmtPV['$logid'] = GetLog($d,$_GET[logid]);

And as for Ben similar experience, I take it you never solved the
problem successfully?  Would you be willing to explain the method you
used to get the string value into a page if you didn't use page
variables?  Perhaps I could do something similar. (My second choice).
I take it these page variables are just a bit buggy...  Well, bug me
at least.  :)


On 9/15/06, Ian Barton <lists at manor-farm.org> wrote:
> That would suggest that something lower down in your function is
> overwriting the value of $log.
> Have you tried hard coding the value as in:
> $FmtPV['$log'] = "My test string";
> and seeing if the Page Variable returns your hard coded value;
> Ian.

On 9/15/06, Ben Stallings <Ben at interdependentweb.com> wrote:
> If it's any consolation, I had the exact same problem when I was writing
> SelectQuery, which is why I wound up inventing my own idiosyncratic
> markup and probably annoying Pm no end.  :-S

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