[development] What would be more useful for install/etc

Neil Drumm drumm at delocalizedham.com
Wed Feb 22 17:49:38 UTC 2006

As much as everyone loves speculating about potential directory 
structures and file formats, theres other stuff to do.

-Error avoidance. Module install and updates will happily go ahead and 
try to do things which are access denied and then think they are done. 
We need to check for access before doing these. One for each 
combinataion of alter/create and mysql/postgres to get started.

-Error handling. Output to AJAX (as used in update.php, among other 
places) should never return HTML errors to the client; or the JS could 
be more forgiving. Either we need to work with PHP's error handling 
(I've just about given up on this due to PHP's lack of sanity) or make 
JS able to handle the PHP error spew.

Neil Drumm

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