[development] image node type

=?unknown-8bit?B?Quhy?= Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Sat Dec 10 08:53:23 UTC 2005

This is a point of endless discussion in Drupal. 

In myworld a node  is a "thing" where all sorts of data meet. The node
is nothing more then an entity to bind that data and make it a "thing". 

Unfortunately, in Drupal nodes are only used for content. For posts, to
be more precisely. So over time drupaleers tend to think about a node as
a post. Rather then the much more powerfull abstract "thing"it actually

So, in this a file would be nothing more then a "thing" of type
"document", "image" etc. 


On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 12:43:34PM -0500, Rowan Kerr wrote:
> A brief thought:
> You could keep "nodes" and "files" separate...
> Where nodes are any kind of actual content that is typed into the site
> And files are anything that is uploaded by the user
> Then you'd have node types and file types.. that could decide just
> how to display different things.
> nodes would be stuff like: blog, page, article, book page, etc...
> files would be stuff like: document, image, spreadsheet, movie, audio...
> Because files that are uploaded, I would not really expect should be
> given a normal title, body, published/unpublished, etc... that nodes
> (actual _content_) would have. Really, node's don't have a filename,
> file size, mime type, filesystem path, etc...
> Then you get into more of a document management system where
> things are clearly defined instead of combining content and external
> files under one container.
> -Rowan

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