[drupal-devel] Event changes
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Sat Apr 23 02:09:10 UTC 2005
On Apr 22, 2005, at 12:38 PM, Dries Buytaert wrote:
> On 22 Apr 2005, at 11:20, Adrian Rossouw wrote:
>>> Since flexinode is a very usefull and popular module, I don't think
>>> is a problem to depend on it.
>> I think it's a big problem to depend on it. Flexinode is incredibly
>> for what we are trying to do. Most of the sites we develop don't use
>> and until some form of node caching is in core, I don't believe we
>> depend on it for functionality like that.
I can understand if there are caching issues with flexinode, but in
terms of complexity, I think flexinode is an incredibly easy to use
module - both simple and powerful.
> I'm skeptic as well. A dedicated node type sounds a lot easier to
> work with (but has its limitations).
> How is this going to work in terms of the CCK? Is there going to be
> an 'event field' which you can extend node types with?
Perhaps a dedicated node type is an interim solution, but it is VERY
As an example of what can be done by using flexinode/event: I am
currently developing a site where the client wants visitors to be able
to signup for (paid) workshops and classes. I created a flexinode
content type with fields for things like 'presenter', 'subject',
'additional info', and whatnot. Then I configured this node-type to
receive fields from event.module and location.module. We can then use
the ecommerce "product" tab to add price and inventory management
(workshop capacity) to this geocoded, date-tagged node! And it shows up
on the calendar, on the product page, and is searchable by location.
Let's be sure that we don't inadvertently limit that with a narrow view
of what an "event" is.
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