[drupal-devel] forum.module dependent on comment.module

Mark mark at nullcraft.org
Sat Mar 5 01:35:03 UTC 2005

Boris Mann wrote:

>On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 14:18:21 -0500, Chris Cook <beerfan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 09:38:12 -0500, Moshe Weitzman
>><weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
>>>I don't see any value in a forum that disallows comments.
>>I think a better long term goal, for forum.module, is to eliminate
>>dependance on comments altogether. When trying to integrate
>>mailhandler and listhandler so that listserve messages are added as
>>forum nodes it feels very strange and inappropriate to add some
>>messages as nodes and others as comments. When I was working on this
>>it seemed like there was more of a reason it should not be done but I
>>don't remember now.
>Hmm. Well, this is a bit like we discussed at DrupalCon about how
>forum is nothing more than threaded display of nodes. But, to be
>clear, having nodes as topic replies is very, very different from what
>we have now. In fact, we would have to implement threading output just
>for this, and also store next/prev links, much like book.
>Actually...it's identical to book hierarchy, except for a different
There has been discussion about implementing comments as nodes.  What 
would the difficulties be with such a scenario?  If  comments were 
nodes, then it would be trivial to specify additional node types that 
could be used as comments (files and images, anyone?).  I think if 
relativity module were simplified and a lot of the more advanced 
features were moved into separate module, just leaving the relationship 
management part, this would be quite feasible.

I'm curious to see what others think about such a scenario.


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