[development] Requiring node revisions

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Jun 8 05:13:16 UTC 2007

On Thursday 07 June 2007, David Strauss wrote:

> > Furthermore, the most important "visual artifact" of node revisions is
> > not the "create new revision" checkbox, but the fieldset/textarea for
> > the log message that is always expanded (fixed in D6).  I argue that it
> > is mainly the textarea that is confusing and that feels like
> > clutter/overkill -- especially because the checkbox and the log message
> > are not logically grouped. The proposed change sounds somewhat
> > counter-productive because the log message textarea would become more
> > prominent (while the checkbox goes away).  Not sure if we win or loose
> > ...
> Then maybe we should move toward having a revisions cleanup system that,
> by default, deletes all old revisions. It would still be a big code
> simplification. If the system is set to keep no old revisions,
> node.module can simply delete old revisions after saving the new one.

I believe I said that ~20 messages ago. :-)  

If we're going to have an "always on" revision system, then it really does 
need to include a self-cleaning mechanism by default as well.  Otherwise you 
have a system that takes more effort to maintain, or else never lets you 
delete anything.  Let's not be Google. 

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