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#13 2021-02-04 07:31:24

etc
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Re: Display articles only with empty category

amordecosmos wrote #328512:

Hey, that worked! Thank you.

Great, but it’s a shame one has to employ these acrobacies in 2021 for such a natural request. What should we do: allow article_custom set pagination data? let article alter category and other ‘context’ attributes? something else?

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#14 2021-02-04 09:25:45

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

etc wrote #328513:

Great, but it’s a shame one has to employ these acrobacies in 2021 for such a natural request. What should we do: allow article_custom set pagination data? let article alter category and other ‘context’ attributes? something else?

I think that it would be great to if we allow article_custom to have pagination data. The tag already has all the other parameters, so it would just be one addition.


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#15 2021-02-04 10:06:59

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

etc wrote #328513:

[…] allow article_custom set pagination data? let article alter category and other ‘context’ attributes? something else?

The first certainly gets my vote! When amordecosmos OP popped up, my first reaction was <article_custom not category="catx" />. But but pagination :-(


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#16 2021-02-04 10:50:43

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

colak wrote #328515:

I think that it would be great to if we allow article_custom to have pagination data.

phiw13 wrote #328516:

The first certainly gets my vote!

Feasible, but we’d need to enable it via some attribute, for bw-compatibility sake:

<txp:article_custom exclude category="catx" pageby />

Which looks artificial compared with

<txp:article exclude category="catx" />

What could be wrong with enhancing <txp:article />? If category is not set, pull it from URL as usual.

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#17 2021-02-04 11:14:02

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

etc wrote #328518:

What could be wrong with enhancing <txp:article />? If category is not set, pull it from URL as usual.

Can’t see any downside to this. Backwards-compatible and a neat enhancement. It brings article and article_custom a little closer, too. Maybe one day we could even have the flexibility of a single <txp:article /> tag that can do everything <txp:article_custom /> can, but employs context sensitivity first as it does now. Mmmmmm.

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#18 2021-02-04 11:18:45

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

etc wrote #328518:

Feasible, but we’d need to enable it via some attribute, for bw-compatibility sake:

yeah, OK. I was going with this thinking it might be easier to implement…

What could be wrong with enhancing <txp:article />? If category is not set, pull it from URL as usual.

If you can work around the context-sensitivity issue, then sure!


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#19 2021-02-04 16:04:59

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

phiw13 wrote #328520:

I was going with this thinking it might be easier to implement…

It’s more straightforward, yes, but uglier too.

If you can work around the context-sensitivity issue, then sure!

The only difficulty is to decide on attribute/context interplay.

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#20 2021-02-04 21:20:29

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Re: Display articles only with empty category

Bloke wrote #328519:

Maybe one day we could even have the flexibility of a single <txp:article /> tag that can do everything <txp:article_custom /> can, but employs context sensitivity first as it does now. Mmmmmm.

Well, maybe not in 4.8.5, unless all subtleties are clear. Meanwhile, it’s possible now to use <txp:article_custom /> as partial substitute for <txp:article />:

<txp:article_custom ...some atts... pageby offset />

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