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Adding a variable to a page template based on the content of that page
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EDIT: let me rephrase.. 

I’ve edited /app/code/core/Mage/Core/Helper/Js.php—I modified function getTranslatorScript() so that we could load in fewer variables.  Example: by default a lot of error messages are loaded relating to phone number, etc.  I modified the function to be able to load up just the messages needed for a page.  It does this by passing a variable to the function, like getTranslatorScript($pageName), then the function itself loads a set of pre-defined translator text based on $pageName (with the default being the translator text set in the class constructor). 

The second half of this is to figure out how to load different scripts depending on what page you’re on. For example, at the top of /app/design/frontend/default/default/template/page/3columns.phtml is the code:

And I basically want to modify it to say:
else {
So I need help filling in the blanks.  I guess I’m looking for something like $this->getChildHtml(’content’) or something that will let me know what page is being loaded so that I can use it for the if/else switch.
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