[development] image node type

=?unknown-8bit?B?Quhy?= Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Sat Dec 10 09:18:41 UTC 2005

On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 12:08:56PM -0600, Jeff Eaton wrote:
> Okay. After reading the responses, let me amend my original idea. :-)
> It's based in part on the way that links.module handles outgoing
> weblinks.
> 1) All downloadable file should be nameable, and support per-file access
> restriction
> 2) Files should be uploadable and manageable WITHOUT attaching them to a
>    new or existing node
> 3) Whenever a file is uploaded, other modules should be able to hook
> into the
>    process (to create full-fledged nodes, or build file variations, for
> example) 
> 4) Attaching a file to another node should involve:
>    a) selecting an exsting file node, or
>    b) uploading a file during node edit/create, which would be saved as
> a dedicated file.
> 5) A simple 'File' node-type would allow 1-n files to be uploaded
> together and displayed
>    in normal drupal fashion.
> 6) Other modules (like image, audio, video, etc) would handle more
> complex scenarios
>    where variations must be built, or only one attached variation should
> be displayed
>    at once.
> This is starting to look a lot like betterupload.module, isn't it?

 Except for the part where I also introduce/ designeda abstraction on
  the other end: storage.
   * Some KIO alike abstraction so files can be stored anywhere, using
    * .inc file.

     Its all documented at http://www.webschuur.com/node/247 and


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