[development] Even more flexibility in content management

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Dec 28 22:28:55 UTC 2006

On Thursday 28 December 2006 3:23 pm, Zohar Stolar wrote:

>  I encounter more and more situations where I want to delegate the
> publishing options permission to a specific role, but only to one content
> type, otherwise I have to give the person control over the whole site's
> content.
>  Such a change should be done through core, so actually my questions are:
>  Is there any work on this direction / open issue?

Lots of separate patches that make permissions more fine-grained in various 
areas, but no mega-patch that I know of.

>  Are there already any conclusions?

More-fine-grained-permission patches keep getting accepted, so my conclusion 
is that it's an accepted direction to be moving.

>  Should I start writing a patch :-) ?

Yes! :-)

I've previously stated that there are 7 CRUD permissions: Create, View, View 
Own, Edit, Edit Own, Delete, Delete Own.  With dynamic types from node 
module, it should be quite feasible to provide that full set to all 
node-module-based nodes for D6.  (Completely custom nodes are largely on 
their own currently, and I'm not sure how to change that other than leading 
by example.)

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exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, 
which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to 
himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession 
of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."  -- Thomas 

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