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String comparison {if $var == 'Specific'} not working for me

 
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programmining
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: String comparison {if $var == 'Specific'} not working for me Reply with quote

I am probably missing something here, but I've been searching long enough for an answer...

A variable, let's call it $var is passed into the template.

Outputting $var displays the text "Specific" on the page and it has no white spaces around it (it's not between strip tags either)

The problem is that when I want to test the variable for that very specific text and capitalization it is not returning true, which is confusing for me because I thought I was using this right...

What am I missing here?
{if $var == 'Specific'}
{$var == 'Something New'}
{else}
{$var == $var|cat:" Appended"}
{/if}
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programmining
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked subsequent templates that this variable is passed to (and eventually output) - the text is never stripped, and yet there are no extra characters output to the page...

I'm still very confused as to why or how this could happen, but this is what I used to resolve the issue:

http://www.smarty.net/docsv2/en/language.modifier.strip.tpl

Just before the if statement added:
{$var|strip:''}
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U.Tews
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You did not assign new values to $var. your code should be

Code:
{if $var == 'Specific'}
{$var = 'Something New'}
{else}
{$var = $var|cat:" Appended"}
{/if}
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