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<txp:text />

The text tag is a single tag which is used to return localized language strings from the txp_lang database table.

Note: only language strings designated with a type of common or public are available to use. All other language string types are reserved for use within the Textpattern back-end system itself.

Attributes

Tag will accept the following attributes (case-sensitive) as well as the global attributes :

item="text"
Piece of text to display, preferably an item from the name column of the txp_lang database table. If the given item matches a key in the currently selected site language, the contents of the respective item in the data column will be returned. Otherwise, whatever you supply as the item value is returned verbatim.

Examples

Example 1: Display some localized text

<txp:older>
    <txp:text item="older" />
</txp:older>

Replaces the contents of the tag with the value assigned to the name ‘older’ in the current site language. It takes this information from the matching key ‘older’ in the txp_lang database table. So if you were using German de as the Textpattern site language, you would see a link with the word ‘älter’.

If, however, you had used the <txp:older> tag tag like this:

<txp:older>
    Older
</txp:older>

then it would always render English text, which is undesirable if your site is changed to show content in a different language.

Other tags used: older.

Genealogy

Version 4.6.0

Accepts L10n replacement tags as attributes.
escape attribute added.

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