<update handle="page_one_column" />
These both set the template to 1page. Is there any reason to use one over the other?
<reference name="root"> <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/1column.phtml</template></action> </reference>
I have noticed that both of these seem to have the same effect (making the page use the
1column.phtml template) but I'm sure there are subtle differences that only a Magento expert would know about.
Is there any reason to use one over the other? I like the
flexibility of using the update handle, but it seems like it could have unintended repercussions.
The first question that comes to mind is: does the
page_one_column handle override the
page_two_columns_left handle that is already there?
Could this cause the page to have both handles?
Edit[Clarification]: I understand that
<page_one_column> is a layout handle, and it can be "applied" by calling
<update handle="page_one_column" />. What I don't understand (and want to know) is if this can cause any negative side-effects. I myself can't think of any edge cases where this might break something, but it seems like they could exist. I can't really know for sure without digging deep into the code and trying to break stuff.