New custom fields proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at
Sat Apr 12 06:51:32 UTC 2003

> I meant it more as a question of terminology.  Assuming float fields are
> eliminated (as everyone seems to prefer), should one say "There are four
> field types: integer, string, date, and selection" or "There are five field
> types: integer, string, date, single-selection, and multi-selection"?

I think that sounds very sensible. People would easily get the idea that 
single-sel and multi-sel are different data types (even if they share 
some implementation under the hood.)

>>Moving to a CSS-based layout should make it much easier to add and 
>>remove fields.
> How so?

#milestone { display: none; }


Seriously, it's much easier to add and remove bits of a page from a 
CSS-based layout than a table, which needs rowspan and colspan 
adjustments, etc.


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