[drupal-devel] New Archive Archive Module

CodeMonkeyX codemonkeyx at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 16:06:28 UTC 2005

Good points. I think for now I will remove the filter by types
feature, and concentrate on getting all the date functionality working
well. Then if we think of a good way to intergrate browsing by type or
some sort of "smart playlist" functionality then we can add it later.

On Apr 3, 2005 11:46 PM, Dries Buytaert <dries at buytaert.net> wrote:
> On 04 Apr 2005, at 07:20, CodeMonkeyX wrote:
> > OK I had an idea which should not be too complex.
> >
> > I could create an admin page where the site administrator defines
> > custom types to filter the archive. These types are defined by a
> > combination of node types and taxonomy terms. So for example:
> >
> > Type: Technology Blog => node-type = 'blog' AND term = 'technology'.
> >
> > There administrator can then create pretty much any custom type they
> > like for the archive, and the module can build the SQL on the fly
> > without much overhead to speak of.
> >
> > Just an idea right now, but I think I will play with it a bit and see
> > how it goes.
> 1. Terms are already bind to node types.  If I wanted a "technology
> blog", chances are I already have a vocabulary term that does exactly
> this.  If not, I could achieve this using the existing taxonomy system.
> IMO, it is not the archive module's task to build an extra layer on top
> of the taxonomy module.
> 2. One could create new categories (groupings) which don't exist
> elsewhere on the site.  This could be confusing.
> 3. There are sites with hundreds of terms.  On such sites, it would be
> tiresome to setup additional bindings.
> To move this forward, I'd would look at the various taxonomy_* modules
> in the contributions repository, to see if there is a particular
> navigation scheme that is worth integrating and that works for all
> sites.  At DrupalCon in Antwerp it was suggested that we could create
> something like iTunes' browser, in case you are familiar with that.  If
> we go that route, the archive module becomes more of a "browse module"
> than an "archive module".
> Interesting stuff,
> --
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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