[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies

Steven Wittens steven at acko.net
Sat Feb 5 17:01:35 UTC 2005

Gabor Hojtsy wrote:

>>> That makes the menu too long/flat, IMO.
>>> One alternative would be to have 'access control' and 'profile' tabs 
>>> directly under 'admin - user', instead of under 'admin - user - 
>>> configure' (one level less deep).
>> Patch to follow if the attached screen capture is what you would like.
> This type of tabs absolutely break the "use a verb to signify a local 
> task" rule, which was introduced before (although might fix some 
> problems, will open another can of worms).

The access control patch already breaks this. The rationale is that the 
3 tabs /are/ still local tasks to do with access control, but 'verbing' 
them would not make them clearer. I suppose the proper local tasks would 
be "set up permission" "set up roles" and "set up account rules", but 
that doesn't make the screen much clearer really.

However, a big -1 from me on moving them under admin>users. I don't 
think people will see "access control" and "profile setup" as something 
to with "adminstering users". For me, "users" are the people. Setting up 
profile fields is not "administer users", it is editing the people's 
profile information which is. Setting up rules is not "administer 
users", choosing which people go in what role is.

Steven Wittens

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