[development] No module-defined node types?

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Thu Jan 4 20:58:49 UTC 2007

Gabor Hojtsy wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, Morbus Iff wrote:
>> You can't do this under the "old" way, because the user is stuck using 
>> only your Emotional Story node type. Sure, "new" way modules could be 
>> used to expand upon Emotional Story (making them also an Event and 
>> also a Case Tracker Case), but when the flexibility exists to add 
>> fields + logic to /any/ node type, as opposed to shipping one, you 
>> should use it. It's quite rude to think that I have to use just YOUR 
>> node type when all 900 of my other nodes are "Story", and now I have 
>> to abandon them and use "Emotional Story" instead.
> This possibility is in Drupal since I work with it (at least since 
> 2003). There is no "new" or "old" way. It was possible since a long time 
> to write node extending modules, like scheduler for example. The sad 
> fact that event and some other modules were not written this way from 
> the start

I don't think nodeapi existed in Drupal 3.0.2 (IOW in 2001...). :p

> does not imply that they do anything new by morphing to be 
> node extensions.

The work to make event.module an extension was done by Aaron for the 4.5 
to 4.6 conversion, so it is indeed not too recent.


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