[development] Node options

Neil Drumm drumm at delocalizedham.com
Tue Dec 27 22:15:12 UTC 2005

I've been working on "Allow post options to not be reset" 
(http://drupal.org/node/38451) for awhile now.

That patch currently adds a per-node-type setting which controls what 
happens to the 5 publishing options (published, promoted, etc) when a 
user who doesn't have permission to change those options edits a node. 
The options are either reset to the defaults for the node type (the 
current behavior) or are left unchanged.

There is some need for making this setting per-node, but I'm not sure if 
the need is large enough to justify adding that setting to every node 
editing screen (sure, it would be hidden by default, but it is still there).

I expect the awkwardness around this to go away when the revisions 
system gets a bit more work and workflow is added to core (I think it 
will happen). I have various (mostly unfinished) ideas for changing all 
of the 5 publishing options. But those are larger changes that should 
wait for 4.8.

Neil Drumm

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