[Chandler-dev] Re: DefaultValue on displayName: not yet
morgen at osafoundation.org
Tue Nov 21 08:45:31 PST 2006
On Nov 20, 2006, at 2:06 PM, Bryan Stearns wrote:
> In IRC last Thursday (at 15:18 in http://wiki.osafoundation.org/
> script/getIrcTranscript.cgi?date=20061117), I offered to add a
> defaultValue (u"") to ContentItem.displayName... unfortunately, I
> ran into problems:
> - TestXMLCompatibility.py failed because it still thinks that mail
> messages have a 'subject' attribute, though we now redirect it to
> - It appears that there are several places where 'subject' is
> special-cased in osaf/sharing/formats.py.
> - Getting rid of 'subject' looks like a sharing-format change?
> Because I haven't been able to figure out how to fix the special
> cases, and since this isn't in the way of any of my alpha5 stuff,
> I'm going to punt on displayName's defaultValue for now. If you
> (Morgen) want to take a shot at this along with the other sharing
> format stuff that's coming up, that'd be great...
I started looking into this, but I guess I'm a bit confused about the
'subject' attribute. Did it used to be a real attribute, and now
it's a redirect? Are we only maintaining 'subject' in the sharing
XML for backwards compatibility? (That last one's a question for
Grant who did some work in this area when we switched over to
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