Gossamer Forum
Home : Products : Gossamer Links : Development, Plugins and Globals :

Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?

Quote Reply
Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part? In reply to
Hi,

You are missing the point we are trying to make. Neither of us is attacking you, or criticizing you, but we are trying to point out that there are features in Links that should be exploited -- such as NOT rewriting the routines.

Our observations are essentially that you are "doing it the hard way", and using methods we "fought" to get changed so we wouldn't have to keep doing it the hard way! We are trying to *SAVE* you time and effort, and frustration in the long run.

You ask for help, and assistance, but the first help and assistance Paul and I gave you is to try to make you understand that the style or thinking you are using is *probably* not the best way to go about solving these problems.

The point both of us are trying to make is that if you take the time to think about how to use the plugin/hook system, and to write your code around those hooks, you'll find you have more time now and in the long run to devote to adding in features, rather than maintaining and rewriting things. You'll also get less bugs, since there are about 200+ different flavors of Links out there, all with minor bug fixes, some that have been applied, some that haven't, etc.

Also, you will find that the major plugin developers here are *not* rewriting links code. Because of that you will not be able to get as much help rewriting or maintaining the code, as you can get in hooking into it, and altering it's behaviour.

Most of the programmers here do not think in terms of Links base code, but rather in terms of globals, functions, and hooks.

These are earnest suggestions in your long term best interest, not a criticism. I haven't seen your programming or coding to criticise you on it! It's a way of thinking -- like OOP vs non-OOP. OOP has significant advantages, but there are those who say it's overkill, and unecessary. Many of us have reached the decision to upgrade our way of thinking in order to reclaim what little life a programmer can have! Take the suggestions in the spirit in which they are given -- but on the flip side -- understand that if you don't get the kind of help and support for your project you think you should be getting it's not personal -- it is probably because your way of thinkng is not the same way of thinking going on in the rest of the forum.

And, if you have rewritten replacements for hard-coded items in the modules, post them here for comment, and maybe Alex can incorporate them into the next release or bug fix as an enhancement. Most of the globals, settings, and such were done this way. People wanted/needed them, Alex saw the point, and did it. It makes the plugin system that much better when this sort of code is shared.


PUGDOG´┐Ż Enterprises, Inc.

The best way to contact me is to NOT use Email.
Please leave a PM here.
Subject Author Views Date
Thread How to highlight incorrectly filled form part? webmaster33 5808 Aug 5, 2002, 3:34 AM
Post Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
Dafyyd 5623 Aug 5, 2002, 1:35 PM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
pugdog 5709 Aug 5, 2002, 3:55 PM
Thread Re: [pugdog] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5565 Aug 6, 2002, 2:55 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
Paul 5669 Aug 6, 2002, 3:15 AM
Thread Re: [Paul] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5604 Aug 6, 2002, 3:47 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
Paul 5562 Aug 6, 2002, 3:56 AM
Thread Re: [Paul] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5557 Aug 6, 2002, 4:35 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
Paul 5588 Aug 6, 2002, 5:17 AM
Thread Re: [Paul] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5565 Aug 6, 2002, 5:49 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
Paul 5577 Aug 6, 2002, 5:56 AM
Post Re: [Paul] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5490 Aug 6, 2002, 6:46 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
pugdog 5543 Aug 6, 2002, 7:19 AM
Thread Re: [pugdog] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5550 Aug 6, 2002, 9:05 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
pugdog 5493 Aug 6, 2002, 1:10 PM
Post Re: [pugdog] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
Ian 5519 Aug 6, 2002, 2:22 PM
Post Re: [pugdog] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5457 Aug 7, 2002, 7:10 AM
Thread Re: [webmaster33] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
yogi 5450 Aug 7, 2002, 5:37 AM
Post Re: [yogi] How to highlight incorrectly filled form part?
webmaster33 5479 Aug 8, 2002, 1:21 AM