[development] order in which regions are rendered

larry at garfieldtech.com larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Mar 22 15:41:18 UTC 2010

That actually seems like a rather screwy thing to be doing in the first 
place. :-)  Perhaps you can explain what you're trying to accomplish and 
we could figure out a better approach?  IME, if you care about the order 
that blocks are rendered in, or in which region they appear, more often 
than not you have a design flaw somewhere in your logic.

--Larry Garfield

On 3/22/10 9:32 AM, Ashraf Amayreh wrote:
> Thanks for the replies. You're right, the regions do render as declared
> inside the .info file, but knowing that still doesn't solve the issue.
> For example, some regions are added through preprocess
> (theme_preprocess_node) which are rendered on node pages before the rest
> of the regions. Anything inside the node.tpl.php is also rendered before
> all other regions. So you still can't guarantee that one region is
> rendered before another. What I need is to generate javascript inside
> blocks according to their placement on the page. What I tried was
> placing a static variable inside hook_block on $op = view and
> incrementing that, but as I showed, this didn't solve the problem
> because you can't be sure what regions will be rendered in what order.
> The only way I see it is to somehow modify the fully rendered page HTML
> before it's sent to the browser using regular expressions. Is there a
> way to do that? And if doable, how costly in performance would it be?
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