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Bug 19162

Summary: Add CookieEditor based on DataObject to support subnodes
Product: platform Reporter: Rochelle Raccah <raccah>
Component: Property EditorsAssignee: Jiri Rechtacek <jrechtacek>
Severity: blocker    
Priority: P4    
Version: 3.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Exception Reporter:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 19851    

Description Rochelle Raccah 2002-01-08 19:00:35 UTC
From a discussion on nbdev:
> >>>2) How do I set it up to accept a subset of a data object like a
FieldElement?  If I add 
> >>>FieldElement to the cookies list, Ok is enabled on the Fields category, but
not on individual 
> >>>fields.
> >>>
> >>This is (hopefully) not fault of the editor. Probably the cookie is present
on the node and not  
> >>on the individual fields nodes. Try to find another cookie. If it is not the
case please file a bug
> >>for the editor. Hint: you can use apisupport module to find sets of cookies
for individual nodes.
> >>
> > I checked the nodes using the apisupport module and the individual fields
*do* have a 
> > FieldElement cookie while the category does not.
Comment 1 David Strupl 2002-01-10 15:14:30 UTC
After (rather long) investigation I have found the reason why the
editor does not behave like you expected.

The DataObjectEditor serves as editor for DataObjects. So what it does
after you click on a node in the custom editor is this:
1. it asks the selected node for its DataObject cookie
2. it cycles through all the supplied Cookies and asks the DataObject
from 1. whether it is able to return them.

I hope that the described algorithm is correct - if you disagree
please bring arguments why it should not work like this.

Now why the FieldElement cookie does not work: The field node returns
JavaDataObject as DataObject cookie. JavaDataObject knows nothing
about FieldElement cookie.

You might ask why don't I check cookies on the selected node rather
than on the resulting DataObject. The reason is that I don't think it
would be correct to return a DataObject that does not supply the
cookie that was asked for in the hint.

So closing the issue as invalid.
Comment 2 Rochelle Raccah 2002-01-10 16:00:57 UTC
Thanks for the investigation, David.  I knew that the JavaDataObject
doesn't know about the FieldElement, but I mentioned at the beginning
that I had a requirement to find a node with a specific cookie
underneath a specified DataObject.  Are you saying this editor just
doesn't support that?  Can we add that support or introduce another
(CookieEditor) with hints?
Comment 3 David Strupl 2002-01-10 16:30:13 UTC
I have talked to Svata and Yarda about this and they both
(independently!) suggested to create a new editor. So creating a new
editor if probably the right way. Be it for Node.Cookie or whatever.
It is probably up to you. We can put it to the trunk and if you build
on top of release331 you can package the class with your module. Is
that Ok? Please create new enhancement issue with this. And when we
are at it you can assign it to yourself if you have time (or leave it
on me).
Comment 4 Rochelle Raccah 2002-01-10 17:44:56 UTC
We've all agreed that this should be handled by a separate editor
which hopefully can inherit most of the smarts from the DataObject
Comment 5 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 08:33:32 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 6 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 08:45:26 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 7 Marian Mirilovic 2002-12-06 17:08:46 UTC
reassigne to Tim, new owner of property editors.
Comment 8 _ tboudreau 2002-12-11 02:25:45 UTC
Rochelle, et. al., it sounds like this editor was indeed written -
what happened with this?  Was it already committed to the trunk,
and the issue should be closed, or is there still something to be
Comment 9 Rochelle Raccah 2002-12-11 02:30:54 UTC
I have such an editor, but it is not in the core.  My goal during the
3.3 cycle was to move to using the standard DataObject editor.  This
issue and others were filed to capture the reasons I was not able to
move to the standard ones.
Comment 10 _ tboudreau 2002-12-11 02:45:18 UTC
Decreasing priority to P4 - if your impl works (and nobody has chimed
in with similar requirements), this is low priority.  Apologies, and
feel free to return it to P3 if you feel strongly that it should be
Comment 11 _ tboudreau 2004-04-19 14:52:48 UTC
Passing property editor issues to new owner, Jirka
Comment 12 Jiri Rechtacek 2008-10-16 16:11:23 UTC
Obsolete I think. Closed as WONTFIX