[development] The menu - does it have to be different on each
johan at forngren.com
Wed Aug 30 18:25:47 UTC 2006
Good points, see comments below
Brandon Bergren write:
> (Thought provoking questions, hopefully)
> WWFAPID? (What would FormsAPI do?)
$menu['menu'] = array(
'#type' => 'menu',
'#path' => array ('menu', 'yet', 'another', 'path', 'etc'),
'#title' => t('Menu'),
'#tree' => TRUE,
'#collapsible' => TRUE,
'#collapsed' => TRUE,
$menu['menu']['item'] = array('
'#type' => 'node',
'#nid' => 1337,
'#title' => t('Node'),
'#description' => t('A node item'),
'#weight' => 5,
$menu['menu']['item2'] = array('
'#type' => 'page',
'#callback' => 1337,
'#title' => t('A page'),
'#path' => array(t('translatable'), t('path')),
> Would doing a more formsapi-ish approach make the code easier to read?
> Slower? Faster?
> Why isn't the menu *always* a semi-static thing that modules get a
> chance to alter?
If the code above is loaded in bootstrap it will be
> Why is the menu responsible for paths, really? Wouldn't a seperate
> system for paths that could tell the menu to "expand to root" certain
> items work too? Couldn't modules take the menu object and tell it to
> expand the module's relevant roots, and then the module mark its own
> items as being active?
> Why does the menu try to do everything itself? Why not delegate some
> stuff to the modules?
IMO paths is rather related to menu items, or it should be...
> Why do modules publish individual menu items? Why not publish local
> roots and a callback for the menu system to get the children when
> needed? Wouldn't this make (taxonomy|category|whatever)_menu modules
> less bug prone?
> Is there any reason the menu manager can't just become a *service* to
> modules? (i.e. an interface to let the admin (user even?) organize the
> children under module local roots?) Is the ability to move the
> originals around such a good idea? Why not make it easier to duplicate
> items instead? Could "alternate paths to this item" be stored in the
> menu item?
Duplicates is not a good idea IMO, but it should be easier to
duplicate/create shortcuts to menu items, without messing up the entire
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