[TYPO3-templavoila] Static and non-static DS?

Steffen Kamper info at sk-typo3.de
Tue Apr 13 02:04:20 CEST 2010

Hi Francois,

Francois Suter schrieb:
> Hi,
> I was taking a first look at the static DS feature and it isn't clear to 
> me whether static and non-static DS can live side by side.

they can. Even if you don't use them but install one of the WEC skin 
extensions you will see them, as they are added by extension.

> I would be interested in that because I'm a bit put off by the 
> limitation that the parent record register is not available, as I use it 
> quite frequently in FCEs.
> Mind that I don't really understand the reason for this limitation. In 
> the case of FCEs, the parent record is the tt_content record which uses 
> the FCE, so why shouldn't it be available? Maybe my view of parent 
> records is too limited, but I never did anything else with that feature.

reason for the limitation is obvios. A DS record has more "fields", so 
you can operate on record base. Therefore you have also the parent record.
The static DS has only "one" field from old record, the DS. So there are 
missing informations.

I thought about using a mixture, means using ds records but having the 
xml in a static file. That would allow
* any naming of the staticDS file
* having the scope in the record, no its part of the filename (suboptimal)

The reason using pure static files was that it exists in code a very 
long time but never was finished, so i did this part.

vg Steffen

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