Hopefully not a stupid question…
I can see in catalogue.xml that (for example) the right.permanent.callout is called like this:
<block type="core/template" name="right.permanent.callout" template="callouts/right_col.phtml"/>
This is fine - I’ve even worked out how to add my own template/block using the same syntax (although the type=core/template” is still a mystery - is there a page with a list of parameters for block declarations?)
The thing I can’t work out is why the poll still appears. The only place it is mentioned is in the poll.xml. Does this mean that everything with the <reference name="right"> tag in it, in the layout folder gets loaded into the “right” container if it’s available?
If this is the case, why was my file myBlock.xml not loaded?
<!-- testblock -->
<block type="core/template" name="right.testblock" template="custom/testBlock.phtml" />
Any help appreciated.