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Proposed handy hint

It's often the case that when you are building TWikiApplications, there are frequently used constructs that you want to add to the text - for example, searches, or actions, or other complex tags.

It's really not hard to add support for this to your edit skin.

The following example adds an action entry box to the edit template. It can be done by adding the following to the edit.pattern.tmpl, though it could of course be included from another topic or via a %TMPL:DEF definition.

<h3>Add action</h3>
Who: <input type="text" value="" name="action_who" />
Due: <input type="text" value="" name="action_due" /><br />
<textarea wrap="virtual" rows="3" cols="70" value="" name="action_desc">
<input type="button" value="Add action" onClick="document.main.text.value+='%ACTION{'+' due=\''+document.main.action_due.value+'\''+' who=\''+document.main.action_who.value+'\''+'}% '+document.main.action_desc.value.replace(/\n/g,'<br />')+'\n'" />
want to add extra functionality to skins, to support the adding of formatted text entered 

and it looks like this:

Add action

Who: Due:

Added as http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiTip030

-- CrawfordCurrie - 21 Jun 2005

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