[geeklog-devel] Geeklog Document structure
joe at ThrowingDice.com
Wed Sep 26 13:58:04 EDT 2007
At 06:27 AM 9/26/2007, Oliver Spiesshofer wrote:
>So a centralized hierarchical topic-plugin might do the trick. A
>central function that provides a tree-structure and a menu in a
>block, and a good admin-interface that allows to add static pages,
>links, events and static pages to it - basically a subtopic feature
>where what belongs to a topic is managed by the plugin instead of
>the story/links/elements added, and display those in short lists
>instead of spreading them all over the page so things can be found
>by clicking through the tree.
I'd love to see this. In fact, I'll do it as part of the calendar
bounty if you like.
As a full categories plugin, it requirements are a bit more extensive
than just provide categories like the links plugin or topics:
* Manage multiple independent hierarchical categories.
* Objects can be in multiple categories in the same hierarchy.
* Objects can be categorized in multiple hierarchies.
* A category contains a unique (within a branch) name, an optional
long description and full GL permissions. Support for extended data
should be provided. Topic icons should be supported but not required.
* Support "uncategorized" conditions (in conjunction with the next item)
* Concepts like "default" and "archive" could be managed by the
category manager, on a per object basis.
* Support topic titles in multiple languages as well as categories
restricted by language. (Language is one of the reasons an object can
be in multiple hierarchies.)
* Full extension API with callbacks for
* Attaching an object type to a hierarchy
* Notice when categories in linked hierarchies are added,
deleted, moved or changed
* Ability to create, modify, destroy hierarchies/categories and
category/object relationships from code
* Managed block menus for each hierarchy either as a whole or per
object (the phpblock parameter checkin earlier this year will make this easier)
* "Directory" pages where the category plugin manages lists/trees of objects
* Updated advanced search options. (Probably a secondary project
taken on when/if topics are replaced by this plugin)
* SQL-based "flat hierarchies" for system generated categories: like
users in group X, or stories alphabetically by title (A version 2
requirement, no doubt)
I have the handling of ad hoc objects somehwat well object-ized in my
almost released Tags plugin. So porting it to a category plugin would
be easy. I already need to write a category object for the calendar
bounty. If it could help all of GL, so much the better.
Throwing Dice Games
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