[development] Body and teaser as fields

Andrew Berry andrewberry at sentex.net
Wed Feb 11 17:01:59 UTC 2009

On 11-Feb-09, at 2:11 AM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> I also use teasers almost never.  They're slow, difficult to  
> configure, and the
> teaser splitter dojobby ranks as one of our dumbest "usability  
> improvements"
> ever IMO

I'm surprised that there are many here who aren't using teasers. I  
think it's much more likely for users to use teasers and not  
developers, because they wouldn't encounter the benefits of replacing  
the teaser with a CCK field. The main problem I encounter with teasers  
is the name. "Summary" or "Introduction" is how I explain it to my  
users, and when they understand that, they're quite happy to use it in  
its intended manner. JS-splitter and all!

> On auto-creating both a body and a teaser field -- is there a way to  
> skip creating a second field for all the sites where the teaser is  
> just a subset of the body?

It'd have to catch the case where the teaser is a subset, but the  
default position of <!--break--> has moved as well. I'd support only  
creating a teaser field on site upgrades, and having just a body field  
on new installs.


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