[development] changes to hook_nodeapi
chris at tinpixel.com
Thu Aug 31 22:51:21 UTC 2006
Andrew Lee wrote:
> I want to reiterate what jvandyk <http://drupal.org/user/2375> said
> about the patch, "No. This is a bad idea. The hooks being removed are
> at the data level, and are being replaced at the form submission level.
> What this means is that if you want to work with nodes programmatically
> you'll have to fake a form submission, which is a big pain. Remember,
> through the web browser is only one way to create content. Content could
> also be created by XML-RPC calls, by wrapping a legacy database, by
> periodic file import, etc.
> When you call node_save, data-related things like nodeapi insert happen.
> These are not form-related. They're data-related.
> This patch makes Drupal less flexible. I also think it's premature to be
> thinking about this. After fapi 2.0 hits, we should think about it."
I'd have to say I agree with John VanDyk on this point. This muddies Drupal's
architecture, rather than improves it.
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