[development] CVS HEAD, code freeze, zeitgeist
jeff at viapositiva.net
Fri Aug 18 14:50:15 UTC 2006
> From: Mark Fredrickson [mailto:mark.m.fredrickson at gmail.com]
> The big problem that I see with CCK right now is that it ties
> a lot of the logic into the form submission process. This is
> similar to the problems we've seen with programmatically
> creating nodes. This is a problem for the immediate need of
> allowing modules to define and import their own content types
> (a la views). It is also a problem for long term maintenence.
> There are at least three ways to create a field, all of them
> tied to a different form. If the data storage mechanism
> changes (again) that requires picking through three different
> areas of the code, trying to synchronize the changes.
Just a quick note that http://drupal.org/node/77919 is a patch that
allows programmatic submission of forms without any user interaction.
Get a form array, populate the form values, and process it -- the same
validate, submit, and so on calls are executed.
That won't solve problems that arise from a lack of clean API, but it
WILL make scripting/automating processes that require form interaction
much more straightforward in 4.8/5.0.
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