[drupal-devel] [feature] introduce fileapi hook

walkah drupal-devel at drupal.org
Tue Mar 15 17:01:42 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/18934

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      4.5.2
 Component:    file system
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  Bèr Kessels
 Updated by:   walkah
 Status:       patch

+1 for this idea (even though I don't actually see a patch) .
My big concern here is trying to manage the order of operations.
particularly when you get into resizing / re-encoding things. i.e. how
could we handle multiple modules that want to do generate thumbnails?
or multiple bitrates for a media file? 
overall though, i like the idea alot!
(was there actually a patch somewhere?)


Previous comments:

March 15, 2005 - 11:15 : Bèr Kessels

This simple patch by Robert Douglas introduces a fileapi hook. Nothing
fancy, nothing difficult and most of all harldy any performance
It simply allows modules to hook into the data of the file on:
The reason why this should be here, and not in nodeapi, is because, for
example media.module wants to "do stuff" with the file, like get id3
data and put that into a table on upload of a file.
Another valid use case would be to be able to track and count
downloads. Yet another case would be some file renaming, or organising
in directories.

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