[development] order in which regions are rendered

Adam Gregory arcaneadam at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 15:54:14 UTC 2010

>>more often than not you have a design flaw somewhere in your logic.

I would agree b/c the fact of the matter is you don't necessarily know what
regions will even be available to you based on the theme.
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On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM, larry at garfieldtech.com <
larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:

> 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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