# [NTG-context] Can \getmarking take more than one argument?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Aug 9 12:59:30 CEST 2015

```On 8/9/2015 2:42 AM, talazem at fastmail.fm wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I currently use the following to define my even and odd page headers.
>
> —————
>    {\doifoddpageelse
>    		{\getmarking[section]}
>    		{\getmarking[chapter]}
> 	}
>    \doiftextelse
>    		{\getmarking[chapter]}
> \stopsetups
> —————
>
> The problem is that some of my ‘section’s are not sections, but ‘subject’s (because I don’t want that section heading to appear in the TOC). As a result, my header is blank on the ‘subject’ pages.
>
> Is it possible to define getmarking to take either a section or a subject, somehow? Listing them both separated by a coma (\getmarking[section,subject]) produced no result. I also tried:
> —————
>    {\doifoddpageelse
>    		{\getmarking[section]}
>   		{\getmarking[subject]}
>    		{\getmarking[chapter]}
> —————
> …but that caused the subject and the chapter to both be printed in the header.
>
> Many thanks for any help.

\starttext
\placelist[section] \page
\section{foo} \page
\suction{bar} \page
\stoptext

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