[geeklog-devel] Blocks again...

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Wed Jul 7 14:05:35 EDT 2004


>Before we go through and implement this (assigning blocks to multiple
>topics) we should make sure that we have an idea for a decent user
>interface.  Otherwise it could make the block admin page very

Simon already mentioned multi-select listboxes. A list of checkboxes may
be another alternative.

Actually, my main concern here is with the representation of this
information in the database. The topics have a topic id of up to 20
characters. Instead of one topic, we now need to store a list of topics.
Any suggestions?

The topics for the daily digest are currently stored in a VARCHAR(255) -
which means that you can have only around 10 topics there, before we run
out of space (and that case isn't even handled at the moment). So
whatever we come up with for the blocks should also be used there ...

bye, Dirk


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