[development] hook_foo() vs. nodeapi

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Sat May 6 20:18:27 UTC 2006

If the module defines a node type, we can still use nodeapi('view'),  and
check $node->type = 'mytype' and do whatever we would do in the
mytype_view() hook.

Or am I missing something?

On 5/6/06, Jonathan Chaffer <jchaffer at structureinteractive.com> wrote:
> On May 6, 2006, at 3:38 PM, Khalid B wrote:
> > One thing that bothered me for a while is that we almost
> > moved from hook_foo() to  foo_nodeapi(), but never completely
> > did so.
> >
> > In some cases we use foo_view(), in others we have a foo_nodeapi()
> > with a switch/case for $op  'view'.
> They mean different things.
> Use foo_view() if foo.module defines a node type, and wants to define
> its presentation.
> Use foo_nodeapi('view') if foo.module doesn't define a node type, but
> wants to alter the presentation of all nodes.
> I don't have a big problem with making the API consistent for these,
> but we need to realize that they are not interchangeable as it stands.

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