[drupal-devel] [bug] Fix a serious bug and clean up teaser generation

Steven drupal-devel at drupal.org
Fri Mar 18 08:34:50 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/18836

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    node system
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Goba
 Reported by:  Goba
 Updated by:   Steven
 Status:       patch

Can't this be solved by allowing the passing of NULL as the $format, and
to disable this check in that case? I really like this solution, it's
much better than the current hack.


Previous comments:

March 13, 2005 - 15:37 : Goba

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/Drupal.teaser-bugfix-and-cleanup.patch (4.48 KB)

The node teaser generator keeps the whole body as the teaser, if there
is indication that PHP code is included in the body (since it is
unkown, what is going to come out of the PHP parser). The only serious
problem is that it does not check if the PHP filter is included in the
input format, so it does keep the complete body even if there is no PHP
parsing on the code. This breaks PHP code examples in articles or blog
posts, which are not supposed to be parsed, but which require proper
The solution is to make the teaser generation code aware of the input
format (pass the whole node), and let it provide the teaser that way,
depending on the input format.
The attached patch also cleans up that very unprofessionaly looking
sequence of copy-pasted stuff in the node_teaser function.


March 13, 2005 - 15:50 : Goba

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/Drupal.teaser-bugfix-and-cleanup-alternate.patch (4.07 KB)

Here is an alternate approach, which does not take the node as
reference, but asks for the body and the format, and then returns the
teaser, as before. Pick this or the previous one, or suggest something
else :)


March 17, 2005 - 13:59 : Goba

Is someone willing to review these fine patches? Either one :)


March 17, 2005 - 14:57 : JonBob

-1 on using the node reference; some node types need to extract the
teaser from a field or collection of fields not named "body."
The other patch looks fine to me, but I haven't tried running it.


March 17, 2005 - 16:45 : Goba

JonBob, this is just an internal decision, as node_teaser() is not a
hook implemented, it is just the default logic used to generate the
teaser. Other modules are free to provide a teaser for a node in the
node validation process before this logic is invoked, so that the
custom teaser is not overwritten. Passing on the node reference or the
body and the format is just a matter of programming style...


March 17, 2005 - 16:49 : JonBob

Not entirely. It seems sensible to me for a module to concatenate two
fields and run them, as a unit, through node_teaser() to generate a
teaser that way. Using the node reference, they would have to abuse the
body field for this (and if one of the two fields in question is "body"
already, that's a sticky situation).


March 17, 2005 - 16:51 : Goba

Ah, understood, and agreed!

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