[Zope-CMF] CMFActionIcons vs. new-style actions

yuppie y.2008 at wcm-solutions.de
Thu Sep 18 08:03:41 EDT 2008

Hi Wichert!

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously yuppie wrote:
>> I personally prefer to move all type info Actions to the actions tool. I 
>> can't see a need to specify separate 'view', 'edit' or 'metadata' 
>> Actions for each content type. That just makes it necessary to maintain 
>> a lot of redundant configuration data. In how many places did you have 
>> to set "string:${portal_url}/edit_icon.png"?
> Per-type edit and view actions are a very important customization point.
> We should not make it harder for people to do that. Per-type actions are
> very common in Plone, I'ld hate to loose them.

Can you point me to some examples? Looking at the default CMFPlone 
profile I couldn't find any. Repeated definitions for 'view', 'edit', 
'download', 'external_edit', 'history' or 'references' Actions look 
quite redundant to me.

Note that a don't propose to give all types the same set of Actions. I 
just propose that using Actions with the same ID means using the same 
settings. And the target of the Action can be set per type by modifying 
the aliases.



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