[development] developing book review -- two blocks or two modules?

Laura Scott laura at pingv.com
Fri Jun 2 16:21:00 UTC 2006

Wouldn't the node review module be a place to start? http:// 
drupal.org/node/59051 I'm only just now trying it on a new site, but  
it seems to do much of what you ask.

-1 for using the book node structure. The hard-wired aspects of books  
displays make it a poor candidate to use as a foundation for building  
something else, in my view from the theming and usability perspective.


On Jun 2, 2006, at 8:22 AM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> Actually, you're better off having a book node, and a "review of  
> something or
> other" node that's then applied to a book (or anything!).  The book  
> is just a
> data node so should be trivially easy, or can even be done with  
> flexinode or
> cck.  As for reviews:
> NodeReview module: http://drupal.org/node/59051
> It allows one review per user per node being reviewed, and is fully
> customizable.  Users can go back and edit their reviews as well, or  
> see all
> reviews that have been written (assuming necessary permissions, etc.)
> If that's only 80% of what you need, please send patches!  I'd much  
> rather we
> beef up one first-rate review module than have a dozen floating  
> around.
> On Friday 02 June 2006 06:07, Srimal Jayawardena wrote:
>> hi
>> im working on a book review module to allow multiple reviews (the  
>> existing
>> one only supports a single review per module)
>> I plan to so there will be two objects
>>   - a book
>>   - and a review
>> Is it better to have both as two blocks in the same module ? or  
>> have two
>> separate modules?
>> Any good places to check on this ?
>> tnx in advance.
>> srimal.
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