Sean and Mislav thanks for the responses –
For what it’s worth, below is the use case for dynamic attributes in
Snippets. There are things that I’d like to see added to a Radiant
release more and before than this without question (page reordering
and reparenting please), but at least here is a use case for the
record of what I think could be an easy, useful and possibly in-scope
extension to Snippets.
An Article Summary Template
I work with a designer for most everything I do. His HTML/CSS skills
are poor. We are just finishing-up a site (http://
diopa.grimedesign.com) and in that site on several pages we pull-in
the summary part of an article and attached a nice little header
which spits out the name of the Section and the date the Article was
posted before the title. This summary pattern repeats many times and
is always the same except that we like to customized the link text
which goes to the full article. Everything else is dynamic.
So I say to Paul, no problem I’ll just through that little set of
tags into a snippet such that he can do a
<r:snippet name=“summary” linkText=“Read more about this on ECS
This means that he doesn’t have to copy and paste a format for this
summary over and over as he populates the site with content. It also
of course means we don’t have to change it in all those spots if we
want to change something global outside the scope of the CSS in this
We had considered using another page part called "linkText’ to
accomplish the same end, however we have situations where the same
article is posted in multiple places on the site in different
contexts and the link text changes accordingly.
Without any of these options working we’re left with the acceptable,
though less than preferable solution of:
<r:find url="/news/ecs/article/" >
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