[development] FormHelp Module Idea

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Thu Apr 26 23:18:00 UTC 2007

On 4/26/07, David Metzler <metzlerd at metzlerd.com> wrote:
> After about the tenth time one of my business persons asked me to
> modify the description associated with one of my modules form fields,
> I got to thinking that I might want to leverage form_alter to modify
> the titles, descriptions and add links to the help documentation for
> all modules.
> The strategy I was thinking of is to have hook_form_alter modify the
> fields based on help data stored in the database.   If the user had
> privileges, they would see links to modify each field displayed on
> the form in a "wiki" like way.
> I'm emailing the dev list to ask.
> 1. Is this a good idea or a bad one given future forms/
> internationalization directions?
> 2. Is someone else working on a similar issue in a different (or
> same) direction?
> About to try and code a prototype.....

See http://drupal.org/project/helptip

If you have permission, you see an edit link. Expanding it to work
directly as a link underneath forms is interesting.

Boris Mann
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