[development] form elements will be easy to put into a table
gordon at heydon.com.au
Fri Apr 27 07:16:47 UTC 2007
I have done some work on this and added it to my sandbox. So please give
me some feedback.
It is an include and a test module which give you a couple of tables
with good data and bad data (ie missing cells/incomplete rows)
This will actually work Drupal 5. I am just playing with it to make sure
that I can cover everything.
for my code.
ATM it requires a full form to function so it will not render with just
What needs to be done.
- Zebra pattern for rows.
- Add row grouping so you can have tables with many columns display over
- Get the pager working with it.
- Get colspans and rowspans working.
- Add something like a #process_render function that will be called at
the beginning of drupal_render() to do all the preprocessing so that all
the columns line up etc.
- create a patch to commit to Drupal 6.
The advantages that this has over the current theme('table') is that the
re is much more flexibility in creating tables, such as multi row
headings, altering the contents of cells and adding additional
columns/rows without changing the base module.
For me this is going to allow me in E-Commerce have the modules alter
the transaction search output so we can add additional columns, add data
to existing columns, add additional rows. and output more relevant
Let me know what you think.
Gordon Heydon wrote:
> I am actually part way through doing this, I have a table, row, and cell
> which can be implemented.
> I will make sure it is going to commit it to my sandbox.
> Karoly Negyesi wrote:
>> If someone implements the following.
>> Change theme('table') so that it uses a fapi style array and render it
>> with drupal_render.
>> To upgrade existing tables, for a cell,
>> a) if the content was just 'foo' , make that array('#value' => 'foo')
>> b) if there was a 'data' key use #value instead . All other keys go
>> under #attributes
>> For a row, if there was no data key, nothing to do. If there was, move
>> everything else to #attributes and make the 'data' the content of row.
>> Thoughts and volunteers are welcome.
>> Ps. Rationale, we require non-Drupaler coders to learn several
>> structured complex arrays. This decreases the number. And eventually
>> we will want drupal_render to pwn the page so this is a step...
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