[whups] Re: [hermes] Making clients

Bo Daley bo at tilda.com.au
Thu Jul 17 21:26:30 PDT 2003

Quoting Chuck Hagenbuch <chuck at horde.org>:

> > Before going much further, the main thing I still haven't checked out
> > thoroughly is how this affects the old links from tickets to Turba
> contacts. I
> > remember when the Links API first appeared there was talk about extending
> it
> > so that it could handle different types of objects inside applications (eg.
> to
> > support links to both tickets _and_ modules) but I'm unsure about where
> that
> > got to. Did anyone ever look into that?
> I'm pretty sure it was never done, so we need to either do it, or drop the
> old
> links. Or both.

I just tried using the old links to see how they react to this change. At
present they don't interfere with the new links as they use different keys
(tickets use 'ticket_id', and modules use 'module_id' so they stay out of each
other's way ).

I think the ticket links will continue to have a role now that the module links
are here because they will allow us to allocate a ticket to a client when a
module has multiple clients, but they will be more closely tied into the Whups
UI instead of being placed down at the bottom of the page.

But in the longer term the Links API probably needs to be upgraded to support
applications that provide more than one type of object. I'll take a look at
this soon... (if no one else gets in first)


Bo Daley
Tilda Communications
bo at tilda.com.au

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