[development] New module

Chris Skene chris at xtfer.com
Tue Jun 8 22:44:56 UTC 2010

Very interesting Nancy... looking forward to trying this out.

On 09/06/2010, at 7:52 AM, nan wich wrote:

> I had a need for this with my current customer, so I drupalized it. Before I commit it, here is the readme file for your consideration:
> The Section Order module exists becuse I got tired of having to either
> create hooks to let CCK know how to reorder $content (theme variable), or
> $node->content['section name'], or adding settings to my admin forms to
> control the section weights.
> This module watches as the content is viewed and keeps track of the
> actual sections that are added to the content.
> You, the site administrator, are then able to use a simple drag-and-drop
> form to re-order these sections in any way you wish, regardless of the
> weights the other module creator specified. This gives you quite a bit of
> flexibility. Such a feature has been asked for from modules such as Image
> Attach and Taxonomy Image. Now it exists.
> Okay, so now a lot of people are asking, "Why not just have CCK do it?" There
> are several potential problems with that scenario:
> 1) Sacrelgious though may sound, there are sites that don't have CCK installed.
> 2) It seems that most contributed modules do not bother telling CCK about
>    about their content sections, so they cannot be reordered with CCK.
> 3) Even when those developers do tell CCK, occasionally they do it incorrectly,
>    again leaving CCK without the correct capability.
> The Section Order module works with or without CCK. Since it runs at the highest
> module weight, it will always be the last module to look at the content. This
> means that it will not get stomped on by other modules. If CCK is running, SO
> will simply alter CCK's weight values or provide section weights if CCK doesn't
> already know about them. If CCK is not available, then SO will alter the section
> weight directly. Either way, you get the desired order.
> Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP
> Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

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