[development] Some problems with a CCK Field module

Adam B. Ross grayside at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 20:51:20 UTC 2010

I'm not familiar with this myself, but I wonder if the iframe module
might have some guidance for you?


On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Kyle Mathews <mathews.kyle at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm writing a CCK Field module to provide integration with Etherpad so you
> can add an Etherpad field to a content type which will then automatically
> bring in an etherpad editor via an Iframe when you create a new node.
> See http://groups.drupal.org/node/98794 for more.
> But this is my first cck field module and I'm running into a couple of
> difficulties.
> First, I don't really understand how a widget saves information. The problem
> is I need to save more information then I ask people to add in the widget.
> The widget is just a checkbox that asks people if they want to include an
> etherpad with the node. But I need to save with the node not just that but
> also the etherpad url, etherpad id, and attributes.
> Where do I add this information to be saved? Is there some sort of
> CCK-specific submit function I can use?
> The second questions is more of a shot in the dark. Now, when I add an
> Etherpad field to a content type, it doesn't always work. By not working, I
> mean my widget doesn't show up on the node edit page and there's no output
> on the page (though the output variable is defined in node.tpl.php, just
> it's empty). That's not much to go on I know but is there any common reason
> why this could happen?
> If you'd like to look at the code, it's
> at https://github.com/KyleAMathews/drupal-etherpad/blob/master/etherpad.module
> Thanks!
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> Kyle Mathews
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