[LON-CAPA-users] default maxtries and hinttries

Mills, Douglas G dmills at illinois.edu
Wed Jul 10 17:42:48 EDT 2013

I believe that what you'll want to use "&EXT('resource.partid.maxtries')" with the actual partid in place of "partid". I think that to accomplish what you're proposing to do, you'll need to set a variable in the PERL equal to the maxtries and then use that variable inside your problem, so

$maxtriespart11 = &EXT('resource.11.maxtries')


<responseparam name="hinttries" default="$maxtriespart11" />


Douglas Mills
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Subject: [LON-CAPA-users] default maxtries and hinttries

I am authoring some multipart problems, and I would like to have the correct answer displayed as the ‘hint’ after maxtries, so I would like the value of ‘hinttries’ to default to the value of ‘maxtries’.

1)      In searching some of the listserv archives, it appears that I can use the &EXT function to retrieve the current value of maxtries, but I need some help with the syntax.

2)      Also, has anyone tried to do this in the problem part?

    <responseparam name="hinttries" default=&EXT(whatever needed from my first question to get maxtries) />
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