[drupal-devel] [feature] br tag before buttons in node.module

grantbow drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sun Jan 16 22:36:50 UTC 2005

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    node.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  grantbow at civicspacelabs.org
 Updated by:   grantbow at civicspacelabs.org
 Status:       patch

First, I aplogize for the wrong file.  I realize this does not help add
clarity.  Talking about HTML tags in these forums can be awkward as
they don't come through correctly when comparing the web forum, email
and when pasting patches.  I will try using pre tags in the future.

I am guessing some additional information is required.  If you asked
questions that would help.  First I am using the PushButton theme.  I
see the buttons being pushed to the right because of the lack of a
directive, either HTML or CSS, to move them down.  For a specific
example, I see this when I do a blog entry.

Beyond this I can only guess and am hoping for guidance from those more
knowledgable than me about the particulars.  I can not imagine all the
code paths and possible ways to narrow down this issue.  I have
provided one specific, functional solution that does EXACTLY what I
need.  All I know right now is that this solution fits the needs for my
site as I stated in the opening.  I am hoping that by offering it a
general solution can be agreed to and comitted so other users like me
will not have to go through this same process.  One guess is that my
site has the Trackback plugin loaded, so maybe the problem only shows
itself when non-core modules are used.  Trackback seems to place new
content just before the buttons but in reading the code I don't
understand at exactly which line it does so, perhaps one of the
node_invoke_api() calls.

If a semantic solution would be better, can you give a specific example
of how this would be implemented to provide exactly the same behavior? 
I don't know CSS well.  This may be a barrier to a constructive
conversation.  This particular solution works very well on my site, so
if this is wrong I would appreciate specific help in understand what
alternative I could use.  If you are confused about reproducing it, can
you please ask for information (hopefully information that I know how to
provide) so we can have a conversation about this?  If it means changing
all the contributed themes for Drupal, is not putting in a simple fix as
I proposed here more or less helpful to the project as a whole?  If it
requires patching all the themes to do it the right way I hope that
someone with the skill necessary to do it correctly can help.

If my description is not clear in any way, what questions do you have
that would help you understand this issue?  Hopefully I can answer

grantbow at civicspacelabs.org

Previous comments:

January 16, 2005 - 00:53 : grantbow at civicspacelabs.org

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/node.module (60.79 KB)

On my site the preview and submit buttons appear to the right side of
the trackback block.  Users who expect the buttons to be at the bottom
of the page have a (extremely small) hurdle to find the buttons. 
Sometimes the buttons are rendered into the next column due to the
width of the trackback block.  While I am not aware if this happens on
all sites, I wanted to offer a simple patch that works well on my own
site.  If this fix not in the proper place I would appreciate
constructive feedback on where it does belong.  Thanks.

Index: node.module
RCS file: /cvs/drupal/drupal/modules/node.module,v
retrieving revision 1.439
diff -u -F^fun -r1.439 node.module
--- node.module 11 Jan 2005 09:41:49 -0000      1.439
+++ node.module 16 Jan 2005 08:43:19 -0000
@@ -1220,6 +1220,7 @@ function node_form($edit) {
   $output .= form_hidden('type', $edit->type);
   // Add the buttons.
+  $output .= '';
   $output .= form_submit(t('Preview'));
   if (!form_get_errors()) {


January 16, 2005 - 00:55 : grantbow at civicspacelabs.org

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/node.module_2.patch (510 bytes)

It would help if I attached the correct file.


January 16, 2005 - 01:03 : chx

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/node.module_3.patch (504 bytes)

/ instead of \

Otherwise +1.


January 16, 2005 - 01:21 : tangent

This is not at all a semantic solution. This should be handled by the
theme, preferably with CSS.


January 16, 2005 - 06:49 : Steven

Sounds like your theme is missing a clear attribute somewhere, but your
description isn't exactly clear.

View: http://drupal.org/node/15679
Edit: http://drupal.org/project/comments/add/15679

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