[development] FormHelp Module Idea - name that module

David Metzler metzlerd at metzlerd.com
Mon Apr 30 18:04:56 UTC 2007

Ok this weekend, I coded up a new module and am ready to release/ 
commit it.  I evaluated "help tips" and "form filter" but they seemed  
to be going in different directions, so I think I'm ready to commit a  
new module.    Currently, this module is named formeditor, but before  
I commit, I thought I'd get some input on what to call it.

The new module has the following functionality:
* Adds header and footer markup fields to each form for providing  
additional docs.
* Lets site administrator alter the text in any "#title",  
"#description" field on a form.
* Lets site admins alter the '#value' attribute of any markup field  
on a form.

Other ideas for names?

Requests to merge this with another project (see aggregator  
discussion) :).



On Apr 26, 2007, at 3:18 PM, David Metzler 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.....
> Dave

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