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using {url page="" op=""} for highlighting in OCS?[RESOLVED]

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using {url page="" op=""} for highlighting in OCS?[RESOLVED]

Postby chrpfeiffer » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:13 am


first Im glad to work with OCS, for the features and being opensource.

Right now I'm trying to rework something in the templates (sidepar.tpl) for highlighting of current menu items. My knowledge of smarty templates is not too good, so there may be better ways.

For using a decision when to append
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I try:

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{if $pageTitle == "about.organizingTeam"}class="current"{/if}

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{if $requestedPage == "user"}class="current"{/if}

For me the question is, how to track the second part of the Url, after the requestedPage part ? Is there a way to operate in smarty with the op="xxx" variable?
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<a href="{url page="schedConf" op="cfp"}">

Or is there a way to geht the content of the "
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function smartyUrl($params, &$smarty) {
" for the item 'op' with smarty in the sidebar.tpl, to check the current page and do dynamic item highlighting?

from TemplateManager.inc.php
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function smartyUrl($params, &$smarty) {
      // Extract the variables named in $paramList, and remove them
      // from the params array. Variables remaining in params will be
      // passed along to Request::url as extra parameters.
      $paramList = array('conference', 'schedConf', 'page', 'op', 'path', 'anchor', 'escape');
      foreach ($paramList as $param) {
         if (isset($params[$param])) {
            $$param = $params[$param];
         } else {
            $$param = null;

      return Request::url($conference, $schedConf, $page, $op, $path, $params, $anchor, !isset($escape) || $escape);

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by chrpfeiffer on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: using {url page="" op=""} for highlighting in OCS ?

Postby asmecher » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:35 pm

Hi Christoph,

I'd suggest exposing the current op to the Smarty template using:
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$this->assign('requestedOp', Request::getRequestedOp());
...somewhere in classes/template/TemplateManager.inc.php where all the other assignments happen. Then you'll be able to use the $requestedOp variable within your templates.

Alec Smecher
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Re: using {url page="" op=""} for highlighting in OCS ?

Postby chrpfeiffer » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:05 am

Thanks alot, that works!
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