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The only fork of "nested_layouts" Rails plugin in Github that correctly bug fixed for Rails 2.3

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= NestedLayouts

Plugin allows to specify outer layouts for particular layout thus creating nested layouts.

== Wrapping layout into another layout

Let's assume you have controller which action 'hello' just was called.
Controller was set up to use 'inner' layout:

  app/controllers/hello_controller.rb

    class HelloController < ApplicationController
      layout 'inner'

      def hello
        render :text => 'Hello, world!'
      end
    end

  app/views/layouts/inner.rhtml

    <% inside_layout 'outer' do -%>
      <div class="hello">
        <h1>Greetings</h1>
        <%= yield %>
      </div>
    <% end -%>

  app/views/layouts/outer.rhtml

    <html>
    <body>
      <div class="content">
        <%= yield %>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

Result will look like this (formatted for better reading):

    <html>
    <body>
      <div class="content">
        <div class="hello">
          <h1>Greetings</h1>
          Hello, world!
        </div>
      </div>
    </body>
    </html>

== Concept

Concept of layout nesting here is based on the assumption that every
inner layout is used only to _customize_ it's outer layout and thus every
inner layout is used only with one specific outer layout. With this in
mind we can conclude that every layout must know it's outer layout and
thus information about outer layout must be embeded directly into inner
layout. Controller doesn't need to know about the whole stack of layouts,
so you should just specify the most inner layout in it.

== Passing data

You can pass data from inner layout to outer one, e.g.:

  layouts/inner.rhtml

    <% content_for 'menu' do -%>
      <ul>
        <li><a href="about_us">About Us</a></li>
        <li><a href="products">Products</a></li>
      </ul>
    <% end -%>

    <% inside_layout 'outer' do -%>
      <% @other_data_for_outer_layout = 'foo' -%>
      <%= yield %>
    <% end -%>

  layouts/outer.rhtml

    <%= yield 'menu' %>
    <br/>
    The data was: <%= @other_data_for_outer_layout %>
    <br/>
    <%= yield %>


== Inline layouts

Instead of using layout stored in file system, you can use
+inside_inline_layout+ to wrap template part into some template
code passed as a string. It is usefull if you want to use
layouts that are stored in DB:

  Layout model

    class Layout < ActiveRecord::Base
      # Has attributes 'name' and 'contents'
    end

  Helper

    module ApplicationHelper
      def inside_db_layout(name, &block)
        layout = Layout.find_by_name(name)
        template = layout ? layout.contents : '<%= yield %>'
        inside_inline_layout(template, &block)
      end
    end

  View

    <% inside_db_layout 'layout_from_db1' do %>
      Content
    <% end %>


== Installation

  ./script/plugin install git://github.com/amatsuda/nested_layouts.git
  
If you prefer a fork of the plugin, replace "amatsuda" with the fork maintainer.

== Bugs & Feedback

If you encounter any bugs or has some feature proposal, feel free to email it to maxim.kulkin@gmail.com.
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