[Framework-Team] Re: PLIP 178 review

Florian Schulze florian.schulze at gmx.net
Mon Nov 6 12:21:37 UTC 2006

On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 00:20:35 +0100, Wichert Akkerman  
<wichert at wiggy.net> wrote:

Thanks for the review, I will fix the mentioned issues ASAP.

> Finally something to think about: if we're extending things anyway,
> would it be useful to add an option to request the icon in different
> sizes? I can image that at some places in the UI you want to have a
> large icon instead of a small one.

I'm not sure this should be added to getIcon directly. IMO the CA and the  
way I use it in getIcon makes it possible to declare a specific adapter  
for a template to override the default behaviour, so for example in  
folder_listing you could use 32x32 icons. We currently don't have  
different icon sizes, so what would happen if you request a bigger icon  
which doesn't exist? IMO we shouldn't add explicit size requests.

For limis idea of previews I would propose to add something similar to  
getIcon named getThumbnail. For this we should also add the possibility to  
request the size. Content types like file could even add previews for PDFs  
and other formats easily with this.

I wouldn't mix these two functions into one, it makes it too complicated  

Florian Schulze

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