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

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 14:58:44 UTC 2006

On 21 Jul 2006, at 19:57, James Walker wrote:
>> Why don't we add a status-field with two states -- STATUS_ACTIVE  
>> and STATUS_DELETED -- to each of the database tables with records  
>> that want to take advantage of the trashbin functionality?
> +1 for this.  I'd like to see some standardization of 'status'  
> semantics throughout (anyone else get annoyed that '0' is published  
> for contents and '1' is published for nodes and users?). I also  
> like that this can be further extended to include additional STATUS  
> values.
> STATUS_DELETED though? Or am I misreading your intention?

Good question.  :)

The workflow module isn't 100% compatible with the current status  
field in the node table (which makes for a confusing UI).  I'd like  
to see the workflow people chime in so we can settle on a solution  
that is forward-compatible with the workflow module.

Anyway, I think that STATUS_DELETED should be a workflow state like  
any other, and that we should be able to trigger an action when  
something is marked deleted.  From an implementation point of view,  
it shouldn't be a special case.

All in all, I think it is a reasonably straightforward task.  :-)

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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