Please. Hold on for a second. (was Re: [development] proposal for theming nodes)

Darrel O'Pry dopry at
Thu Dec 15 14:43:56 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 12:50 +0200, Adrian Rossouw wrote:
> Now before you guys go off an re-invent the world, please realise  
> that the forms api
> already solves all these problems you guys are trying to solve.  
> Indeed, it was built to
> do output, and it is already in core.
> CCK _will_ be using the forms api structure to output nodes in the  
> future (it makes absolutely no sense to use
> 2 separate systems, especially since there's a completely flexible  
> system already in core.), so to future proof your
> code .. please think about building on the work that has already been  
> done for the forms api.
> $node->extras['module_something'] = array('#type' => 'form_box,  
> '#value' => $module->something, '#default_value' => 'lorem ipsum  
> ferrets and mounties and bubbles and things');
> in your theme / template :
> <?php form_render($extras['module_something'); ?>
> By default render function uses either the order specified, or the  
> #weight property you add.
> The only requirement is that you need to only have 1 parameter for  
> the theme function (an associative array).
> You can re-use any theme function you want by just adding a small  
> wrapper function, like such :
> function theme_form_box($form) {
>    return theme_box($form['#title'], $form['#value'] . $form 
> ['#children']);
> }
> In the future, all these wrapper functions will be removed and the  
> original functions replaced with the new form of parameters
> (which makes all the phptemplate_ stub functions obsolete and allow  
> direct loading of template for any theme function without
> having to explicitly overload anything ... AND it makes writing a  
> cohesive theme editor a fsckload simpler)
> You can also just use the markup property if that's what you want.

> --
> Adrian Rossouw
> Drupal developer and Bryght Guy
> |

I think I get it... thanks for the heads up on the fapi's extended
capabilities.... here I've been thinking it was all about forms...

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