During the creation of a layout handle you specify a node <label> which is some text to describe the layout handle. For example the layout handle catalog_category_default has the following defined.

<label>Catalog Category (Non-Anchor)</label>

As part of the layout handle you can specify to translate these labels <catalog_category_default translate="label">. Which makes sense if these labels are shown some place but I am not sure if or where they are shown to a user and so would require translation.

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    I did some research and couldn't find anything. Maybe it was just a good habit of the developer to have always the label tag written for an eventual latter use. Nov 11, 2015 at 13:41
  • @SamuelComan could be. Thanks for the time. Nov 11, 2015 at 13:43

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What about Widget Instance section? You have a Layout Update to select there for the instance you're about to create and the drop-down menu presents a list of them with labels.

I assume they're translated accordingly in case you change the locale of the Admin panel.

  • Yes, this is the purpose of the <label> node. Nov 11, 2015 at 19:57

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