I tried that too - however, the inserted html is escaped so the < are
Tom De Bruyne
More Fast BVBA - Management Tool Development
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Thursday, August 27, 2009, 10:42:30 PM, you wrote:
> I've never been a big fan of metal macros so I might be a bit biased here.
> What I would do is instead of creating a slot for the header, populate
> it in your general.tpl file directly.
> Since you're already including a file in your pages to calculate the
> header contents, you could put there the tal instructions to fill up the
> header directly in the general template.
> On 8/27/09 8:36 PM, GRolf wrote:
>> I'm building a website and I'm wondering about the best approach ...
>> The goal is the following: there is a general design of every page
>> (header, main, footer). The content of the header changes based on the
>> visitors adminlevel (nearly every visitor has something else in the
>> header) - the exact content of this header is retrieved and parsed in
>> The other parts of the page (eg 'main'), depend on the PHP page and
>> can be handled by using a different file in setTemplate().
>> What I currently do:
>> * I have a 'general.tpl' file, which contains
>> <html tal:define-macro="generalstructure">
>> <div id="header"><tal:block tal:define-slot="header"/></div>
>> <div id="main"><tal:block tal:define-slot="main"/></div>
>> <div id="footer"><tal:block tal:define-slot="footer/></div>
>> * every PHP file (index.php, register.php etc) calls it's own script
>> file (index.tpl, register.tpl etc) via $phptal->setTemplate(). Each
>> file contains something like
>> <tal:block metal:use-macro="general.tpl/generalstructure">
>> <tal:block metal:fill-slot="main">
>> I'm index.php ...
>> * every page (index.php etc) also contains included code to retrieve
>> the header content (retrieve_header($user_id));
>> How can I now best ensure that this header content is nicely parsed
>> into the header-slot, without having to put metal:fill-slot code in
>> each and every page template ?
>> Could somebody please give me an idea of PHPTal is supposed to handle
>> this kind of situations? If you have any other suggestions how to
>> improve this setup, be my guest ...
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