Thread tagged as: Suggestions, Field-Types

Support for divider attributes on template includes

Hi, as per my questions on Twitter at the moment I have created sets of partial templates for common UI elements. For example, I have:

  • article.html and article_fields.html
  • btn.html and btn_fields.html

This means I can include buttons in some articles, have multiple buttons in a repeater on others or no buttons at all. I have also got some custom variables passed through from other data sources that only need the presentational template without requiring fields.

The only problem is that unless there is a field between the two <perch:template> tags I am unable to add a divider to break up the field groups. Adding to a field within a partial won't always work, as in the case of the repeater would result in a duplicate divider name.

Something like this:

<!-- Article with multiple buttons in a repeater --> <perch:template path="../partials/article.html" /> <perch:template path="../partials/btn_row.html" divider-before="Controls" /> <!-- Article with single button called directly --> <perch:template path="../partials/article.html" /> <perch:template path="../partials/btn_fields.html" divider-before="Controls" />
James Wigger

James Wigger 0 points

  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

We'll give it some thought, but it's not a technically trivial thing to do so might need more support before it's worthwhile me spending the time on.