[TYPO3-templavoila] Future work on TemplaVoila

Jeff Segars jsegars at alumni.rice.edu
Wed Nov 12 23:48:03 CET 2008

Dmitry Dulepov wrote:
> Hi!
> Jeff Segars wrote:
>> Most of it should just be dropping in a frontend editing controller that
>> we've already created (which could also live in its own extension if you
>> prefer), but there are a couple points where we'll need your expertise
>> if you're available.  I'll run these by Steffen as well, since he's
>> interested in both projects.
> Can you provide some more technical details? :) If you have a
> document about it (like a specification), you can send it to me by
> e-mail.

Sure :)  Here's the 2 minute overview....

In the core, we now have a controller for frontend editing that 
implements each action (new, edit, move, delete, etc). For TemplaVoila, 
some of these actions are slightly different so it provides these 
actions in its own controller

> 	protected function doMove($table, $uid) {
> 		$sourcePointerString = $GLOBALS['BE_USER']->frontendEdit->TSFE_EDIT['flexformPointer'];
> 		$destinationPointerString = $GLOBALS['BE_USER']->frontendEdit->TSFE_EDIT['destinationPointer'];
> 		$sourcePointer = $this->flexform_getPointerFromString($sourcePointerString);
> 		$destinationPointer = $this->flexform_getPointerFromString($destinationPointerString);
> 		$templaVoilaObj = $this->getTemplaVoilaObj($sourcePointer['table']);
> 		$result = $templaVoilaObj->moveElement($sourcePointer, $destinationPointer);
> 	}


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This is the part that should be the drop in solution without too much 
required on your end.

There is one open question about how we determine whether to user the 
default controller or the TemplaVoila controller since both may be used 
in different sections of the pagetree.

Adding flexform pointer to edit panels
In the snippet above, you'll also notice that we reference 
TSFE_EDIT[flexformPointer].  When an individual edit panel for frontend 
editing is rendered, we need to be able to embed the flexform pointer as 
a hidden form field to uniquely identify that content element. The edit 
panels are triggered through tslib_cObj, so the data array there seems 
to be the best place to make the flexformPointer available.

We currently have a somewhat convoluted solution that inserts the 
flexformPointer in pi->processDataValues() just before the cObject is 
created. I'm curious what the right way to do this would be though :)

That's the quick overview of what we're doing. I can certainly provide 
more details and code later on though.


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