[TYPO3-50-general] TCEForms

Robert Lemke robert at typo3.org
Fri Oct 13 12:06:24 CEST 2006

Hi Dan,

Dan Frost schrieb:

> I read somewhere that you want version 5 to look at reworking TCEForms -
> is this the case?

Hmm, wherever you read that ... ;-)

The point is that we will change almost everything under the hood, 
including TCA, so we'll also have to find a new solution for forms. 
However, it's probably too early to make assumptions about it yet, 
because the implementation of the backend won't start until milestone 
four [1]. It also depends on how the 4.x backend evolves during the next 
months as that will be the model for the 5.0 backend.

An old idea, and currently my favourite, is to create the 5.0 backend as 
just a regular TYPO3 website (with templates etc.). On the one hand that 
makes sure that you can access all functionality also from the frontend 
and on the other it allows for implementing other alternative backends 
in parallel. So, if we follow that idea, we'd need a general form 
rendering solution for frontend end backend purposes.

What do you think about that? Would you be interested in designing such 
a generic forms library?


[1] http://typo3.org/teams/5.0-development/roadmap/

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