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Craig, James (IT)
2005-02-09, 09:42
Indeed, the regex is quite alarming.

I'm not really concerned with the dashes or the links, I just want to
only see each piece of information once per track!
It had not occurred to me that I could have a different format for the
web gui, so now I've changed the web format to be TITLE which seems to
be what I wanted all along!

It's interesting that the appearance of from/by is more reliable than
the separators in the format.
Hang on - are 'FROM' and 'BY' strings and hence changeable?

Anyway hurrah and thanks for all the help.
You were probably all wondering what I was going on about...

James

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:developers-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Robert
Moser
Sent: 09 February 2005 16:16
To: Slim Devices Developers
Subject: Re: [Developers] Re: v6.0 question

kdf wrote:
> Quoting "Craig, James (IT)" <James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com>:
>>Cool.
>>I looked at the skins to edit a copy of the default and it did occur
to
>>me that this might be intentional.
>>In the context of a playlist it means you can jump to the artist/album
>>pages directly. Doesn't look very nice though...
> That's why the server supports skins. You can change all of this to
your own
> sense of style.
>>What would be nice would be if the functionality that generates the
>>user-defined format also put in web links as well.
> that would mean venturing into the infoformat regex. definitely not
for anyone
> who wishes to hold on to any remnants of sanity. :)

I wrote that regex and can confidently say that adding links there would

be a nightmare. My suggestion is to edit the skins, replacing the [%
FROM | string %] and [% BY | string %] with the dash, if that is what
you want to see, and you want to have the link functionality.

kdf
2005-02-09, 10:36
Quoting "Craig, James (IT)" <James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com>:

> Indeed, the regex is quite alarming.
>
> I'm not really concerned with the dashes or the links, I just want to
> only see each piece of information once per track!
> It had not occurred to me that I could have a different format for the
> web gui, so now I've changed the web format to be TITLE which seems to
> be what I wanted all along!
>
> It's interesting that the appearance of from/by is more reliable than
> the separators in the format.
> Hang on - are 'FROM' and 'BY' strings and hence changeable?

They are. In most cases, they will only appear when the tags are available, and
that web titleformat doesn't already include one or both.

-kdf