Voting on RFC 9.

Steve Lime steve.lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US
Tue Jan 31 12:37:29 EST 2006

Take it for what it's worth. It's certainly not the ultimate solution but it does offer
simple formatting for numbers and text, plus a simple conditional.  That covers a
lot of ground with normal use.

I have added a bug (1636) to track this and have committed the initial code. I've also
updated the RFC with the bug ID and voting history.

For example use see:


>>> Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at> 01/31/06 8:51 AM >>>
Steve Lime wrote:
> So far only one +1 (me), and one +0 (Frank). I've got this ready to go into 4.9 with one more thumbs up. Anyone?
> I'd like to get it committed and move on to something else.

I find that the proposed mechanism may be a bit limited in what it can 
do in the long run. I mean new properties would need to be created 
everytime we want to add formatting options for new data types, etc.

But anyway, since the change adds some useful fonctionality, it is 
localized in a single new tag in the templates and a new/better 
mechanism could be added easily without breaking compatibility in the 
future if needed, then I'll vote +1.

  Daniel Morissette               dmorissette at 
  DM Solutions Group     

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