Here is some code to shoehorn Paul Irish’s conditional statements for Internet Explorer into Hannon Hill’s Cascade Server using PHP’s ob_start() function. This is a mashup from a few people on the Cascade help forum. Really, it’s a TinyMCE (Cascade’s WYSIWYG editor) hack to get conditional code, i.e. comments, around the HTML tag. I know it’s a very specific use case, but if you are trying to make your web site responsive using HTML5 Boilerplate in Cascade you’ll want this. (Irony: WordPress’s WYSIWYG editor won’t save the code correctly so I took a screen shot.)
Hannon Hill added a set of special tags in version 7.4 of Cascade that allow code – even “illegal” code – to sit in a page unrendered. You’ll find it in their knowledge base under Code Sections. Below is a revised version of the Boilerplate conditional statements using the new “protect-top” tag.
I think this is a “feature” of HH implementation of TinyMCE, but I noticed that the editor would “correct” my attributes when I wrote them properly in an PHP echo statement.
echo "<option value=\"$abc\" selected=\"selected\">$abc</option>\n";
would save as
echo "<option value=\"$abc\" selected="selected">$abc</option>\n";
which of course breaks PHP. No matter how I tried to trick it into using escaped quotes it always changed back to unescaped.
My solution was to use single quotes and concatenate the variables into the string:
echo '<option value="'.$abc.'" selected="selected">'.$abc.'</option>'."\n";
For your reference, here are the minimized attributes that will need this treatment:
There should be a better way to do this. A lot of code is written the proper way in PHP and switching it is untenable.
From LAMP (software bundle) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This research was inspired by an ad for Facebook Application Developer with Egg Haus. I had never heard that acronym before; the internet really is a learning tool.
UPDATE: After attending SXSW it appears the (free) world is moving past LAMP.
There is a lot of interest in hosted services – the Cloud.