[Zope-CMF] Types, meta_type, content_meta_type, etc...

seb bacon seb@jamkit.com
10 Apr 2002 15:42:09 +0100

On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 15:08, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> seb bacon wrote:
> > For me, the biggest problem has always been this:
> > 
> > 1) Type can come from two different sources, which leads to unexpected
> > effects
> > 2) The Type is labelled 'Title' in the UI, which is misleading
> > 
> > I think there should be a 'Type' field separate from the 'Title' field,
> > and the Title can be treated as UI and the Type as application logic.
> Actually, (IMHO) the "Type" of a TypeInformation object should be set to 
> something like "Type Information", since there could potentially be 
> metadata about a type information object.  You almost wouldn't want it 
> to be configurable in the UI.

Shouldn't that be the "meta_type" of the TypeInformation object?!

Then we'd have a TypeInformation with a meta_type of "Type Information",
a title of "Some UI-friendly string", and a Type of "NameOfTheType"?