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Layout - Template - Block - Content - Confused
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Total Posts:  23
Joined:  2008-11-05

I have a question regarding this. Where is the content from <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('product_additional_data') ?> coming from.

Ok, if we break it down, it should be coming from some block named “product_additional_data” right? But the content comes from tag/list.phtnl Even when the content is there, the ‘add tag; button doesn’t work. So If I look in Page/Catalog/Tag.xml that should tell me where the content is coming from right?


Shouldn’t there be some code in here that says put it in the ‘left’ or ‘content’ block?

<block type="catalog/product_view_additional" name="" as="product_additional_data" template="tag/list.phtml"/>

I found that line in the ‘content’ block. So shouldn’t a tag list show up in the content block of any page tied to ‘catalog/product_view’?

<reference name="left">
<block type="tag/popular" name="tags_popular" template="tag/popular.phtml">
<action method="setTemplate"><template>tag/popular.phtml</template></action>

Doesn’t this mean that there should be a ‘Popular Tags’ section on all left columns

<p>In view.phtml under product collateral</p>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('product_additional_data') ?>

That gives me a tag add box on the product pages, but what about the tag cloud? I hope someone can help with my confusion.

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