Can you nest user macros in Confluence and edit $body in the nested implementation?

I'm building up documentation that shows examples of an SDK in multiple languages. Each language gets a tab. So we end up with a template that looks like this:

<tabs>

   <tab>

     <language>

     <code>

   </tab>

</tabs>

 

...with a repeat on the "tab" section obviously, for each language we support. The issue is that I need to have editable content (that's extensive - a single-line textbox is not enough) in each <code> area. So multiple rich-content areas. I'd love to have my macro spit out (for example) a panel for each language or something.

 

Here's my template as it exists right now. This technically works, but you'd have to edit your code in a single-line text field - obviously not usable.

 

## Macro title: Code Tabs
## @param csharp:title=C#|type=string|desc=C#
## @param java:title=Java|type=string|desc=Java
<ac:structured-macro ac:name="sp-tabs">
<ac:rich-text-body>
<ac:structured-macro ac:name="sp-tab">
<ac:parameter ac:name="title">C#</ac:parameter>
<ac:rich-text-body>
<ac:structured-macro ac:name="code">
<ac:parameter ac:name="language">c#</ac:parameter>
<ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[ $!paramcsharp ]]></ac:pain-text-body>
</ac:structured-macro>
</ac:rich-text-body>
</ac:structured-macro>
<ac:structured-macro ac:name="sp-tab">
<ac:parameter ac:name="title">Java</ac:parameter>
<ac:rich-text-body>
<ac:structured-macro ac:name="code">
<ac:parameter ac:name="language">java</ac:parameter>
<ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[ $!paramjava ]]></ac:pain-text-body>
</ac:structured-macro>
</ac:rich-text-body>
</ac:structured-macro>

</ac:rich-text-body>
</ac:structured-macro>

Is there a way I can just let that <code> macro render as a sub-editor in my macro somehow?

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I don't think so. $body (in place of, e.g., $!paramcsharp) is what you want to give you an editing block (in page edit view), but you need three blocks. I am not aware of any editing block capability inside the macro browser/IF.

BUT, if you create your own markdown, you could have an editing block on the page, and have all three code blocks in a single editing block, THEN parse them into each of your parameters. That is how I would do it. For example

!CSHARP

<some code>

!JAVA

<some code>

!VTL

<some code>

Of course, you would need to create a man page to explain how to properly enter the source in the body.

Not a bad plan. I'd need to have a way to force the $body to be plain text though, or it'll end up giving me pre-parsed html content, will it not?

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