Global variables

These variables are always available for rendering in templates.

zotonic_version

The version of Zotonic, for example "1.0-dev".

zotonic_dispatch

An atom with the name of the dispatch rule that was applied to render the current page.

zotonic_dispatch_path

A list containing the request path used as initial input for the dispatcher. The path is split on / and after an optional rewrite. This means that the list doesn’t contain the language prefix. For example, the path /en/foo/bar?a=b will give the list ["foo", "bar"].

zotonic_dispatch_path_rewrite

Same as zotonic_dispatch_path, but set to the path after an optional internal request rewrite inside the dispatcher. For example if a resource has its page_path set to /foo and the requested path is /en/foo then the zotonic_dispatch_path will be set to ["foo"] and the zotonic_dispatch_path_rewrite could be set to something like ["page", "1234", "foo-slug"].

z_language

The currently selected language. This an atom, for example: en.

q

A dictionary containing the current request’s query variables. For GET requests, these are the arguments passed from the query string (e.g. ?foo=bar); for POST requests, these are the values posted in the POST form. For more access to the raw request data, look at the m_req model.

now

The local date and time in Erlang tuple notation, for instance {{2014,4,17},{13,50,2}}.

m

m is not really a value, but it’s an indicator to trigger a lookup in one of Zotonic’s Models. For instance the m_rsc model is always exposed and can be used like this {{ m.rsc[123].title }}.