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Feature Proposal: Format Parameter for WEB variable


The new TopMenuSkin (proposal PatternSkinWithPulldownMenuBar) shows the web name in the menu bar. The WEB variable can get long if the current web is a sub-web or sub-sub-web. For the menu bar it would be good to display just the "Current" web, not the "Grandpa/Parent/Current" web as returned by default by the WEB variable

Description and Documentation

Add a format="" parameter to WEB, INCLUDINGWEB and BASEWEB. The format parameter supports these tokens, with example web.topic "Engineering/Techpubs/Apps.WorkRequestTracker":

  • $web - full web including parents, such as "Engineering/Techpubs/Apps"
  • $parents - parent(s) of current web, such as "Engineering/Techpubs"
  • $current - current web only, such as "Apps"


%BASEWEB{ format="$current" }% returns the current web, with parents stripped (if any)


WhatDoesItAffect: Rendering


Idea for enhancements

Add a multiple="on" parameter to iterate over each web, similar to the SEARCH parameter of same name to iterate over every line. Add also a separator parameter to separate webs. With this it is possible to create a breadcrumb with links to each parent web's WebHome. Example:

  separator=" >> "

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2010-04-13


The format="" parameter is now implemented and documented in SVN trunk.

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-04-19

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