[geeklog-devel] Geeklog New Scripts Class

cordiste cordiste at free.fr
Sat Mar 5 13:29:21 EST 2011

Thank you Tom, this will be a nice feature.

Is this will be available with geeklog 1.8 ?


2011/3/4 Tom <websitemaster at cogeco.net>:
> Hi All,
> I just pushed an update that adds a script class to Geeklog. This scripts
> class is meant to handle all CSS files and JavaScript in Geeklog as we move
> forward. It is pretty much complete but will probably need some tweaking
> here and there.
> I have also updated Geeklog Core to use this new class. Further work needs
> to be done (like with the plugins) but for now the advance editor for
> Comments and Articles uses the new class along with the Configuration and My
> Account page. This also means in the header.thml file, css_url and
> advanced_editor template variables are not needed any more. JavaScript in
> general also needs a bit of cleanup in Geeklog which I hope to get to in the
> future. Things like common.js is always loaded. This now doesn't have to be
> the case with the new Scripts class but I have not taken the time yet to
> find all the spots that use the functions in this file. When I do (or
> someone else) all they would have to do is tell it to load when needed in
> the php code.
> Here are some highlights of the class:
> -       When the class is used, only the JavaScript and CSS files that are
> needed will load
> -       Admin can specify to use Google's CDN files for jQuery
> -       Class will fall back and use Google's CDN files if jQuery files
> missing from Geeklog
> -       Will do away with inline scripting (ie scripts in template files) as
> you will now pass the required Javascript to the class
> -       Can specify to load JavaScript in header or footer (defaults to
> footer and jQuery always loads in the footer)
> -       Possible future feature includes Caching/Compressing of regularly
> included JavaScript Files and CSS files (hence the unused constant variable
> in some of the classes functions)
> (As I am writing this I just realized I forgot to add in the config option
> in the Configuration to enable the use of Google's CDN files, I will push
> this change later this week)
> The class is set near the beginning of lib-common.php as $_SCRIPTS. It uses
> the template variable plg_headercode in COM_SiteHeader to put information in
> the header and COM_SiteFooter with plg_footercode to put JavaScript in the
> footer. Obviously all your JavaScript code (and CSS files) needs to be set
> in the class before COM_SiteHeader is run (at least for the CSS files and
> any JavaScript in the header). All JavaScript must be set by the time you
> call COM_SiteFooter (this shouldn't be a problem since this is one of the
> last functions you should be calling anyways on a page).
> So how do you use the new class?
> To pass in some JavaScript code and a JavaScript file to the footer you
> would do something like so:
>                // Add JavaScript
>                $js = 'geeklogEditorBasePath = "' . $_CONF['site_url'] .
> '/fckeditor/";';
>                $_SCRIPTS->setJavaScript($js, true);
>                $_SCRIPTS->setJavaScriptFile('submitcomment_fckeditor',
> '/javascript/submitcomment_fckeditor.js');
> Or if you wanted to tell Geeklog to include a jQuery library
>        $_SCRIPTS->setJavaScriptLibrary('jquery');
> Or to use a widget of the jquery ui plugin
>        $_SCRIPTS->setJavaScriptLibrary('jquery.ui.autocomplete');
> If you tell the script to use a widget there is no need to tell the Scripts
> class to load jQuery as it will automatically add it in.
> To add a CSS file you would do something like this
>        $this->setCSSFile('theme', $theme_path . '/style.css');
> If JavaScript is included in any page a bunch of Core JavaScript variables
> will automatically be inserted for use by any JavaScript code that needs
> them. These variables are geeklogSiteUrl, geeklogLayoutUrl, geeklogAdminUrl
> and geeklogThemeName.
> Finally, the order of placement for JavaScript in the footer is
> 1. Core JavaScript variables
> 2. JavaScript Library files (jQuery, etc..)
> 3. JavaScript Code (from setJavaScript)
> 4. JavaScript Files (from setJavaScriptFile)
> Thanks
> Tom
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