[Framework-Team] Re: [Plone-developers] moving description to a viewlet

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Mon May 19 07:04:44 UTC 2008

Wichert Akkerman schreef:

> I just feel that the description is not part of the content. It is
> metadata: it describes what the object is about. As such it does not
> have business appearing in view templates, especially not in the way
> it does now.

Two thoughts:

Having the metadata so immediately and prominently visible sure does 
invite people to actually use it. Much metadata is never filled in. That 
speaks in favour of keeping it.

Customers sometimes want rich text in the description field. Which 
smells like abuse because of the prominent place. Which speaks in favour 
of getting rid of it.


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