Last Modified 2004-08-12 by Guest


The XML file is layed out using several sections. These sections relate to variables that are used within horde. Here is an example XML snippet and the resulting configuration file entries:


 <configsection name="wicked">

  <configheader>Application Settings</configheader>

  <configstring name="notify_address" desc="The email address to which changes

   on pages should be mailed. Leave empty if you don't want notification

   messages to be sent." required="false" />

  <configenum name="diff_format" desc="The diff format that should be used when

   sending notifications.">unified


    <value desc="Unified context">unified</value>

    <value desc="Copied context">context</value>

    <value desc="Side by side">sidebyside</value>





<configuration> is the start of the config file.


<configsection name="wicked"> produces first level $conf['wicked'] variables.

Multiple configsection names produces multiple levels.

<configsection name="level1">

 <configsection name="level2">




produces $conf['level1']['level2'] variables.


<configheader> puts text to help organize the screen


<configstring ...> for selecting an item from a list

  • name - Second level $conf['configsection']['configstring'] variables
    • desc - This is what shows up near the box for information about the entry
    • required - will put a red star and make user enter data (true/false)

Enums (Select From a List)

<configenum ...>default_entry to provide a list of choices

  • name - Second level $conf['configsection']['configenum'] variables
    • desc - Descriptive text for list

within configenum section use:


  <value desc="List entry1">list1</value>

  <value desc="List entry2">list2</value>


Multi-Enums (Select Any Number From a List)

<configmultienum ...> for selecting multiple items from a list

  • name - Second level $conf['configsection']['configmultienum']
    • desc - Descriptive text for multienum entries

Special Values

<configspecial name="list-horde-apps" /> - "values" list of active horde apps

  • name - Refers to case entry in framework/Horde/Horde/Config.php.


<configswitch ...> - mechanism for grouping sets of options

Use config entries from above to populate option choices.

  • name - Third level $conf['configsection']['configstring']['configswitch']
    • desc - Descriptive text for configswitch entries

<case ...> provides value for configswitch statement

Must reside within <configswitch> section

  • name - $conf['configsection']['configstring']['configswitch'] = name_value
    • desc - List value description