tokki is hitting some snags ... i'm still basically working on the core functionality of the site before i get to the more advanced portions of the site.

one problem i've been tackling is the templating engine. originally it was going to be one template per instance... but then i thought it would be better (more customizable) that you have a template for every page of your tokki account ... this is going to be more copy + pasting work for the initial parts, but it gives you *way* more control over how your tokki account will look.

one problem i've been trying to tackle is how you set something to display X times and THEN display more HTML.

for example, you may want your site to output data like this:
| item 1 | item 2 |

you can easily say, "well in the HTML, do the table tags..."

the problem is tables close with <tr> and </tr> tags ... and there's no way to simply say "do this twice and THEN output those open and close tags."

so i've decided to throw in some wacky tools by allowing for the insertion of metadata. basically you can define within the HTML of the item output to basically tell the script "display this, then loop X times, THEN display this."

i'm still working it out, but it seems to be working right now. damn regexps ... bah.

so tired.

i think one of these days i'll get around to explaining what tokki is. it's seriously going to kick a LOT of ass. if you think tabulas is impressive, wait until you see tokki.
Posted by roy on August 21, 2003 at 11:35 PM | 1 Comments

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Comment posted on August 22nd, 2003 at 09:34 AM
"i think one of these days i'll get around to explaining what tokki is"

roy, you must tell use what tokki is!

or we will h8chu4life!