Component Progress Indicators

Jess Mitchell jess at
Wed Sep 3 20:00:20 UTC 2008

I think these look awesome.  And I think it's meaningful that I've  
been pointing people to this page all day while having conversations  
about components.

Wonderful work y'all.


Jess Mitchell
Project Manager / Fluid Project
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On Sep 3, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Justin wrote:

> Hello,
> I've broken the progress indicators out into child pages of their  
> respective components. To put one on a page you just need to use the  
> {include} tag.  You can see an example of this by going to the 
>  page, where they are all compiled using the {include} tag.
> You will also notice some styling differences. As per Alisson's  
> suggestion I have made the words, in the table, links. The  
> indicators themselves are different now, thanks to some code from  
> Jacob.
> Thanks
> Justin
> On 3-Sep-08, at 1:01 PM, Jonathan Hung wrote:
>> That's what I was getting at. Using child pages with {excerpt},  
>> {excerpt-include}, or even {include} tags is the way to go.
>> Of course it'd be easier if we can have it all in one place (as per  
>> Jess' question), but not with our current wiki version.
>> I wonder if we're ever going to revisit that upgrade...
>> - Jonathan.
>> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Anastasia Cheetham <a.cheetham at 
>> > wrote:
>> On 3-Sep-08, at 12:31 PM, Jonathan Hung wrote:
>> Unfortunately there isn't a good way to have one page of content  
>> and have sections of that content replicated elsewhere. The wiki  
>> doesn't have that functionality.
>> What I have been trying with the options parameters for the  
>> component apis is this:
>> Place each progress indicator on a separate page (perhaps a child  
>> of its component home page) and put the {excerpt} tags around it.
>> Then, anywhere else you want to display the progress indicator  
>> (including the component home page), you can include that excerpt.
>> It's not ideal, but at least you only have one actual indicator,  
>> and it can be displayed in multiple places.
>> -- 
>> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at
>> Software Designer, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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