[development] better autocompletion?

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Wed Apr 19 13:49:34 UTC 2006

Simon Lindsay wrote:
> John Handelaar wrote:
>> Bèr Kessels wrote:
>>> Op dinsdag 18 april 2006 16:33, schreef John Handelaar:
>>>> How about amending the autocomplete results to (eg)
>>>>     Title (Author, Date) | nid
>>>> ?
>>> AFAIK it was Dries who said 'we should never use nids or other 
>>> database specific keys in our frontend'. 
>> You misunderstand.  The nid part is the field value
>> for autocomplete.
> But then you have the nid value there in the form, instead of the text, 
> which sounds ok, until you answer a phone call while entering, and 
> forget what you were up to, and wonder what 23897 actually stands for 
> again.


Can people who haven't actually developed autocompleting
forms now *STOP* talking?

The nid value wouldn't appear in the UI.  But it *MUST*
be the field value and therefore it must be sent.

You make a request.  It's returned in two parts, value
and description.  I mentioned 'nid' as the VALUE. Then
I clarified what I meant.

Now it won't bloody go away.

John Handelaar

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