[development] Best practices: Config settings

Ken Rickard agentrickard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 01:10:29 UTC 2008


Is this double positioning an acceptable solution from a general usability

If so, I'm all for it and we should make it standard practice.

- Ken

On Jan 3, 2008 4:23 PM, Tao Starbow <starbow at citris-uc.org> wrote:

> I agree that the best answer is both places. There is no reason to get
> caught in either/or thinking.
> I also I think this is the right answer to Khalid's issue about per-node
> type settings as well.  Sometimes you want to deal with all the settings
> a particular node type has, but other times you want to just change one
> setting for all the node types at once.
> -tao
> Bevan Rudge wrote:
> > As a usability advocate I would push more for form_alter()-ing core
> > forms when appropriate (like your example).  As this makes logical
> > sense.  However, considering that most users who care about this
> > variable are probably advanced drupal users, they will look for it
> > first at admin/settings/YOURMODULE.
> >
> >
> >> If you want, what you could do as a workaround is place a
> >> drupal_set_message() (or hook_help()) on other pages that could be
> >> affected by your setting that point back to the settings page. For
> example:
> >>
> >
> > I think a better compromise is to put the form item ON BOTH forms.
> > AFAIK there is nothing wrong with this technically, but I'm not sure.
> >
> > Bevan/
> >
> >
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