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Survey: partial object edit (important!)

Survey: partial object edit (important!)

Tuesday 24 June 2008 9:54:44 am - 6 replies

Hello everyone,

I would like to ask you if for any of your eZ Publish implementations you have ever modified object edit forms (templates), so that they do not include <b>all</b> of the object's attributes? Have you ever relied on that as a feature?

For example, you have a content class with special checkbox-like flag attribute that you will make available for administrators in the administration interface, but not for registered users in the public one.

A simple YES/NO answer will be fine. Also, if you have used that feature, how important is it for your installations?

Thanks!
Piotrek

Friday 04 July 2008 7:02:23 am

No response ;(

Too bad. My question/survey is related to one of the bug fixes that will be introduced soon, securing most of the built-in datatypes:
http://issues.ez.no/10655

I expect that sites using the feature described above will have problems with their edit forms, meaning - the forms will never validate, hence it will not be possible to publish using those forms.

Now, it may be just our problem, but I suspect that we were not the only ones to use that, as there was no good alternative for partial object editing for a long time (and I don't think there is one now).

Friday 04 July 2008 12:29:35 pm

I use it. But I guess you can just hide the attributes with css instead so they will get their default value ( so you need to set a default value in the class on required attributes, that you for some reason decides to hide ).

Friday 04 July 2008 1:25:32 pm

hmmm... I didn't see this before today.

We use that feature in a couple of places and on a couple of sites. There are a few places where it's used in the core business of a site, so I'd label it as critical there.

But isn't the change of behaviour a BC break? I thought that was only allowed for major releases.

Friday 04 July 2008 1:56:10 pm

<i>...There are a few places where it's used in the core business of a site, so I'd label it as critical there... but isn't the change of behaviour a BC break? I thought that was only allowed for major releases...</i>
This is exactly why I am trying to have more than just one or two people discuss this issue blunk.gif Emoticon

Friday 04 July 2008 2:59:12 pm

Well, thanks for the poke blunk.gif Emoticon

Wednesday 20 August 2008 8:41:59 am

Hello Piotrek,

Maybe I've got something for you...

In fact, a colleague and I were trying to only update one attribute by one attribute (or chunks of content by chunks, like in a wizard) and we found the great extension of Sir Kristof Coomans, eZLord :

http://projects.ez.no/index.php/powercontent

The only problem is that you version the content at each update, logical. suspicious.gif Emoticon

Hope it helps.

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