The information panel

To add a page description, or a description of the object/id_object currently being shown, a type of insert panel has been envisaged: "boite_infos" (info_box)

It is often used in a way to add a function into the left column:

// left column
echo debut_gauche('', true);
echo cadre_nom_infos();
echo pipeline('affiche_gauche', array('args'=>array('exec'=>'nom'),'data'=>''));

This function calls the pipeline and returns its contents in a panel:

// display the page information
function cadre_champs_extras_infos() {
    $boite = pipeline ('boite_infos', array('data' => '',
        'args' => array(
            // possibly the object's ID and the SQL line
            // $row = sql_fetsel('*', 'spip_nom', 'id_nom='.sql_quote($id_nom));
            'id' => $id_nom,
            'row' => $row,
    if ($boite)
        return debut_boite_info(true) . $boite . fin_boite_info(true); 

The pipeline automatically loads a template (with the context supplied by the args array) of the same name to the "type" parameter in the prive/infos/ directory i.e. prive/infos/nom.html. It must then be created with the desired content.

Author Mark Baber Published :

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