[pmwiki-users] Planning for 2.2.0

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Sep 22 07:13:07 CDT 2006

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 12:28:14AM -0400, The Editor wrote:
> Fantastic!  Listed below are a few of my 2 cents on some of the items.
>  I can't wait!
> On 9/21/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> > 2.  Page text variables (the {$:var} notation) will be part of the
> > core.  They'll also work in pagelists.  . . . Of course, recipes and administrators
> > will be able to define their own patterns to be recognized.
> I will need to be able to extract values from a page in the form
> field="value"

FWIW -- I think you can make things a lot easier on yourself
if you omit the quotes -- i.e., it's much easier to deal
with values containing quotes if you just have a pattern
of field=value.  In other words, it becomes very easy to parse

    Name=Patrick "Benevolent Dictator" Michaud

and you don't have to worry about converting the "'s to &#x22;
or anything like that.

But that's just my opinion.

> > 3.  The pagelist.php script has been largely refactored to be more
> > extensible.  This will enable recipe authors to more easily add
> > custom filters and sources into the pagelist processing without
> > modifying the core.
> If possible, it would be nice to have a way to pass variables into a
> pagelist template like pagelist extensions allows.  That is extremely
> useful to me. You mentioned you might add that feature to core.

Oh yes -- I'll see about a markup for option variables.


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