[theme-reviewers] Question about ob_start and ob_get_clean (Vicky Arulsingam)
sayontan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 13:55:10 UTC 2011
I think some of the comment link functions such as comments_popup_link and
comments_number directly print output.
What kind of potential problems do you see with dynamic sidebars inside
the_content? It is not something a theme includes by default, but it is
something explicitly invoked by a post author to put in specific widgets in
On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 6:41 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> Can you give an example of such functions? Almost every core WordPress
> function either has a get_*() analog, or else incorporates apply_filters().
> A dynamic sidebar *inside* of the_content()? That sounds somewhat fraught
> with potential problems...
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Sayontan Sinha <sayontan at gmail.com>wrote:
>> There are some specific uses I can think of:
>> 1. Some functions have no "echo" parameter and always print the
>> output. If you wanted to run a filter over the output of such a function,
>> this seems like an easy way to do so.
>> 2. Ad hoc insertions of widgets/widget areas. Let's say you have
>> defined a sidebar that you want to be able to insert within your posts. You
>> could do this by defining a shortcode, which prints out dynamic_sidebar in
>> an output buffer.
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Ryan Hellyer <ryan at pixopoint.com> wrote:
>>> There are many reasons to use output buffering (ob_start etc), but
>>> they would rarely be used within a theme. I've seen themes which use
>>> buffering as a way to dynamically minify the markup, but that's a
>>> horrid way to do it - much better incorporated within a caching plugin
>>> There may be a practical use for output buffer in a theme, but I'm
>>> darned if I can think of a good example. I wouldn't want to see it
>>> banned outright, as someone may come up with a cunning use for it that
>>> none of us have thought of.
>>> Perhaps the theme check plugin could check for output buffering
>>> functions and leave a request for the theme developer to provide a
>>> reason for using it? That way they'll know it's non-standard and
>>> provide a reason (good or bad) for the theme reviewers to read. Could
>>> potentially save a little to and fro'ing in the future. Just an idea.
>>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
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