On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 09:14, Kate L Pugh wrote:
On Wed 09 Jun 2004, Mart?n Ferrari
1. To treat the templates entirely as user
configuration, nobody will
use them as bundled, because we all want to have our own look&feel.
I'm not happy about people using anything other than the templates in
the distro, since they still have some application logic in them. We
have had bugs in the templates; I'm sure there are still some lurking.
Using custom templates is very much done at your own risk.
Well, I think you will agree that -even in english speaking sites- is
always neccessary to customize the templates. If there is danger because
of the templates having logic, the logic thing would be to isolate that
2. To separate
look&feel from strings and some logic inside the
templates. Look&feel would be config (css + structure), and the strings
could be managed in two ways: language templates, defining variables
(the templating system is *very* powerful); and using gettext (standard
way, but more hacky to implement here)
Locale::Maketext looks interesting:
I have just read the Locale::Maketext doc, and I think it would be too
complicated just for webpage translation...
One idea: the templates system allows for inclusion, branching and
variable defining, so we can select the language at the start and then
load language-specific files which define variables then replaced in the