[development] Node Rendering Debate

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Fri Jun 22 00:18:50 UTC 2007

On Jun 21, 2007, at 12:25 PM, Earl Miles wrote:

> [assuming I've set the CCK field 'myfield' to show up in the  
> $my_field variable in the theoretical UI that will exist for this]
> <span class="my_field"><?php print $my_field;?></span>

My large objection to this approach is that it makes namespace  
collisions inevitable.  That's the primary reason I started caring  
about this topic in the first place.  So, what happens when 4  
different modules think $node->pid is theirs, and someone tries this  
in a theme:

<span class="pid"><?php print $pid;?></span>

?  This seems like a recipe for much badness and confusion,  
perpetuating the bugs we already have for developers down into the  
theme layer, too.  I agree with Adrian about the problems of relying  
on some UI for this, since that makes it basically impossible to  
distribute themes.

Big -1 from me,

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