[development] "Subclassing" the standard #autocomplete form widget
rob at torenware.com
Thu Jan 18 21:41:20 UTC 2007
Darrel O'Pry wrote:
> I would look at the nodereference autoselect widget. It takes a node
> title for input and converts it into an nid before stuffing it in the
OK, it looks like great minds think alike. Or at least, I think like
the CCK team.
I came up with an implementation of this for CiviNode about a year ago,
where I did look-up by contact name from CiviCRM. It's a very similar
problem to what nodereference.module needs to do in CCK.
Very similar problem, and very similar hack: you append " [NID]" to the
end of your node titles, and to get the $nid back when the form comes
back, you just parse off the " [NID]" string, and save away the nid.
This is almost exactly what I did for the first release of CiviNode.
Except I used " (CID)". :-)
I'm guessing that the CCK folks did it for the same reason I did: it
I was thinking there was a better way to do this, but the fact the CCK
did the same thing I did before suggests that some hacks are just better
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