[development] Have you ever laughed fate in the face?

Karoly Negyesi karoly at negyesi.net
Sun Jul 16 03:59:07 UTC 2006


The current way Drupal deals with delete -- using a confirm page -- is not  
a real good one.

Think of it. It becomes a habit very quick to press Confirm, and also "of  
course I really want to delete it, that's why I pressed the button". A day  
later when you realize that this deletion was not a good idea, you can  
almost hear the whining of the computer "but you pressed confirm!". "A  
computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy"  
-- how does this image mate with the friendly smiling face we have choosen  
as our icon?

Chad Philips is working on a patch since last fall which would let Drupal  
get rid of these absolutely-not-useful confirm screens and give you a  
shiny moment when you find out that your precious content CAN be brought  
back from the dead.

It deserves much more attention than it gets:


Please review!



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