If you just want to print 4 stars, then just do that. * * * *
I've been trying to think of a way to do that with CSS, since currently
I'd like to indent things based on a "level" variable passed through
the template (and to complicate things, I'd like to max out at a
certain point to avoid right-margin squish, considering that in a
couple of cases the threads nest over two hundred levels deep).
there a way to loop from a lower integer to an higher one? For example,
say an article has a rating of 4. I'd like to loop from 1 to 4 and
star at each iteration. The only way I can see of doing this is create
array ref in the perl coder and pass that to the template, which seems
of pointless effort
With (one assumes) a rating system with its own ceiling, though, you
could go with img src="blahblah/star<TMPL_VAR name="rating">.gif"
or what have you, and just have a set of graphics with star1.gif having
one star, star2.gif having two stars, and so forth.
If you are looking for some indentation background, you could try
something like the following on a div:
style="background:url('star.gif') right repeat-y;"
If you are looking for something like <TMPL_FOR 1..4> then you
probably need to re-evaluate why you need it - maybe you need to
re-think your original problem. That said, there have been previous
discussions on whether the TMPL_xxx syntax should support user-defined
extensions, and various people have their own hacks to allow such a
feature (which would then allow you to build your TMPL_FOR).
What is the problem you are trying to solve? Someone here might have
solved it already...