[TYPO3-english] constants.txt versus ext_typoscript_constants.txt

Peter Niederlag typo3-list at niekom.de
Fri Nov 11 10:33:24 CET 2011

Hi Leen,

in fact both approaches can be used in parallel:

ext_typoscript_constants.txt will be loaded/included whenever it is
available. All included code is therfor included globally just by
installation of the extension. This approach is officially marked
"deprecated" but widley used and IMO very useful.

register some folder for TS-code in ext_tables.php:

pi1/static/setup.txt constants.txt ... will be made available as
"Include Static from extensions" under the label "my_extension" when you
edit a sys_template (TypoScript-template) in the BE on the "Include"(??)

This code is only executed when the user activly includes this template.

hth and Greets,

Am 10.11.2011 20:27, schrieb Leen Strijk:
> Hi,
> I was having a problem with the constants.txt file.
> After a lot of searching I finally realised that my problem was that I
> also had a ext_typoscript_constants.txt file in the extension.
> So all the time I was looking at the constants.txt while the ext was
> looking at the ext_typoscript_constants.txt.
> I want to use the constants.txt but when i remove the
> ext_typoscript_constants.txt file the calues from constants.txt won't
> get read.
> I have t3lib_extMgm::addStaticFile($_EXTKEY,'pi1/static','my_extension');
> in ex_tables.php
> I read the following in another old topic
> [quote]
> Hi Tapio, Once you install an extension, and it uses the old method
> (ext_typoscript_constants.txt / ext_typoscript_setup.txt), then the TS is
> activated for the entire TYPO3 installation, also if you have more than one
> domain..
> Using the new method (static/constants.txt / static/setup.txt) You'll
> manually have to include the TS in the template. That way you can have
> different setups for different domains om the same site..
> -- 
> Peter Klein /Umloud Untd
> [/quote]
> So now I think there is a setting for this somewhere. I may have
> overlooked it in kickstarter.
> Does anyone know where i can find that setting or wich file?
> Kind regards
> Leen

Peter Niederlag
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