[drupal-devel] [feature] Add create_child grant type in node_access system

menesis drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Apr 20 12:45:11 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/20890

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    node system
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  clydefrog
 Updated by:   menesis
 Status:       patch

Child page is a concept used only in book module, so it should be
implemented there, and in different way. If you used a different node
access module than node_privacy_byrole, your changes would make no
sense at all... For example, using taxonomy_access, you could restrict
some user roles from adding child pages to any book page in some

If your intention is to mark some book pages as "final", I would modify
only book module. Add another column to book table, e.g. leaf, which
defaults to 0. Add a checkbox to book_form which lets users with
"administer nodes" permission to mark this page as leaf. Modify
book_toc to select only nodes which can be parents, i.e. " AND NOT
b.leaf ". Check if book page can have children before displaying "Add
child page" link. And so on.


Previous comments:

April 20, 2005 - 06:52 : clydefrog

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/access_child_page.patch (3.26 KB)

This patch makes it possible to restrict which nodes can be used as
parents when editing child book pages. Here's a quick summary of the

Add grant_create_child column to node_access page.
Set grant_create_child to 1 in the default nid = 0 row.
Pass array('op' => 'create_child') to db_rewrite_sql() in book_toc().
Modify node_db_rewrite_sql() so that the "$op" argument is used in
Generalize node_access_view_all_nodes() to node_access_all_nodes($op)

I'm not sure I've covered all the bases. In particular, the "add child
page" link still appears on all book pages. Also, there is nothing
stopping a clueful user from passing an arbitrary parent nid when
submitting. But shouldn't those be the responsibility of the particular
node_access module?

Thanks for considering this patch.

An aside: The attached patch was made with "diff -ru". Is it acceptable
to use "cvs diff -u" as well?

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