[pmwiki-devel] More database standards

Ben Stallings Ben at InterdependentWeb.com
Fri Dec 15 15:29:54 CST 2006

Crisses wrote:
> There are definite *problems* such as the 
> database error never getting to the browser.  Is it fixable?

Well, the way the Database Standard recipe is currently written, it 
returns its errors to the recipe that called it, and it's the 
responsibility of that recipe to do something with the error, because 
different recipes may want to handle errors in different ways.

For example, DataQuery logs them to a page and emails them to an admin 
address or displays them on screen, based on a configuration variable. 
If other people like that system, we could easily make that part of the 

If every page had a (:message:) tag, we could use $MessagesFmt[] the way 
ZAPdata (and the Site.EditForm) does.  But most pages don't have such a 
tag, and since Database Standard has no user interface of its own, that 
leaves the print (echo) command, which generates errors of its own.  So 
what would you suggest?  --Ben

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