[development] Requiring node revisions

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Fri Jun 8 12:01:01 UTC 2007

Karthik wrote:
> On 08/06/07, Robert Douglass <rob at robshouse.net> wrote:
>> So far, David has convinced me that we should make revisions
>> automatically and all the time, and that we should work towards
>> simplifying the UPDATE/INSERT workflow for nodes. Doing this, and
>> simultaneously working on the interface and workflow for revision
>> management, will allow us to become a next generation publishing tool.
>> We gain:
>> - a very straightforward of saving drafts (1)
>> - the equivalent of Angie's revision moderation - in core (2)
>> - easier programming API
>> - less cluttered UI
>> - improved preview workflow (3)
> 1, 2 and 3 can be implemented just as well without making revisions
> mandatory. Easier programming API essentially involves removing an
> UPDATE query - no more.

What distinguishes your INSERT-only system from mandatory revisions?

> Less cluttered UI implies removing a couple of
> checkboxes. Derek's excellent ideas for improving the usability of the
> 'Publishing options' fieldset will mitigate most of them.
> -K

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