I need to display part of my pages' path in the `` meta HTML
header instead of their basename ; e.g. for /abs/path/to/basename, I'd
like to set it to path/to/basename.
Of course, one might consider it's my own problem, as I could
workaround this in my templates, and replace, in the `` meta
HTML header, `` with a `TMPL_LOOP` on `PARENTLINKS`,
- it's ugly (call it a semantic hijacking if you want) ; a side-effect
of this ugliness is :
- it defeats any further plugin's (e.g. [[plugins/meta]])
attempt to override the default title with a nicer one ;
- all parents appear : there is no way to specify how deep to go up in
the parents tree.
So I really want to avoid this ugly workaround.
Looking at `Render.pm`, the second solution I thought of was :
- add a `parents_in_page_title` configuration option (default=0, i.e.
the current behaviour) ;
- modify `Render.pm` to insert as much parents as possible (up to
`N=parents_in_page_title`), separated by '/', in the `title`
template parameter, before the actual page basename ; I personally
would use N=2.
The only problems I can see with this approach are :
- it requires modification of the core, which may not be desirable
- the resulting title would be unconditionally overridden by the meta
plugin, and I can think of no clean solution to make this
configurable without hacking [[plugins/meta]], which I'd rather not
to ; I don't care, but once you add a ad-hoc feature to the core,
you can be sure someone will want a more generic version in less than
three months ;)
I'm not too convinced writing a plugin for such a small feature isn't
overdoing it, so I'm tempted to implement this solution in the
simplest way : the generated title would be the default and could be
overridden later by plugins.
Joey, what do you think ?
(Before starting to write any single line of code, I need to know how
much you are on the "if you can do it as a plugin, don't ever modify
the core" side... :)
> My general philosophy is that the core should be flexible enough to allow
> plugins to do arbitrary useful stuff. And there are some things in-core
> that I'd like to get out (such as backlinks processing), but that cannot
> currently be moved out efficiently. KISS is also part of my pholisophy.
> So no, I don't like adding new options to the core that few users will
> want to use.
In case you're on the hardcore side, I would probably write
a dedicated plugin, called `genealogictitle` or whatever, and :
- use the pagetemplate hook to modify the `title` template parameter,
and maybe set `title_overridden`, as does the meta plugin
- add a `genealogictitle_depth` configuration option to tell how many
parents to display
- maybe add a `genealogictitle_overrides_meta` or whatever to decide
whether a title overridden by [[plugins/meta]] should be overridden
by genealogictitle ; but anyway, I've not found, in the plugins
documentation, any hint about the order in which the plugins are
called for a given hook, so the "choose the strongest between meta
and genealogictitle" thing might just be more complicated... (no,
I did not Read The Nice Source, yet).
> Plugin sounds reasonable. --[[Joey]]
>> Well, it seems I once more designed a solution before clearly
>> defining my problem... What I really need is more generic, can be
>> done as a plugin, and deserves its own [[todo|pedigree_plugin]], so
>> I'm tagging this one wontfix^W [[done]]. I'm sorry. -- intrigeri