The <b:with> is a variable alias tag that allows us to create a complex expression that can be retrieved from child nodes.

<b:with> Syntax and Attribute

Blogger XML Language
<b:with value='EXPRESSION'
        var='STRING'>
 
</b:with>

  • Several <b:with> tags can be nested.
  • EXPRESSION result must be a Singleton in direct data: call.
  • Child can retrieve its data result with tag <data:STRING/> where the STRING is the variable name.

<b:with> Examples

With String
<b:with value='"Type Food"' var='type'>
<b:with value='["Meat","Fruit","Vegetable"]' var='Food'>
    <data:type/>
    <ul>
    <b:loop values='data:Food' var='loop'>
        <li><data:loop/></li>
    </b:loop>
    </ul>
</b:with>
</b:with>
RESULT:
Type of Food
  - Fruit
  - Meat
  - Vegetable

<data:type/> can be executed immediately since its only contain single string. Since <b:with> printed result can only take singleton, data:food must be given to another tag, in this example <b:loop> tag to print its result with <data:loop/>.
Creating Data Object
<b:with value='{ Name: "Foo", Gender: "Male" }' var='OBJ1'>
<b:with value='{ Name: "Bar", Gender: "Female" }' var='OBJ2'>
<b:with value='{ foo: data:OBJ1, bar: data:OBJ2, baz: "unknown" }' var='OBJECT'>
  <ol>
    <li>Name: <data:OBJECT.foo.Name/> | Gender: <data:OBJECT.foo.Gender/></li>
    <li>Name: <data:OBJECT.bar.Name/> | Gender: <data:OBJECT.bar.Gender/></li>
    <li>Name: <data:OBJECT.baz/></li>
  </ol>
</b:with>
</b:with>
</b:with>
RESULT:
1. Name: Foo | Gender: Male
2. Name: Bar | Gender: Female
3. Name: Unknown

In this example we create an object node, the main object is variable with name 'OBJECT', it has three nodes: foo, bar, and baz. foo and bar is not a string, so we don't need quote sign for them. We cannot call <data:OBJ1/> or <data:OBJ2/> because of he has multiple data. Where baz has only single data, we can describe <data:OBJECT.baz/>. foo contain data from OBJ1 and bar has data from OBJ2, later on become his own nodes.
Resize an image
<b:with value='data:post.featuredImage.isResizable ? resizeImage(data:post.featuredImage, 72, "1:1") : data:post.thumbnail' var='image'>
    <img alt='' border='0' expr:src='data:image'/>
</b:with>
If featured image is resizeable, resizeImage will play, otherwise data:post.thumbnail will be used as result of data:image.

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