Skin Spider : Another Bell And Whistle
Posted November 20, 2006 at 4:16 PM by Ben Nadel
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If you look at the search.cfm and the favorites.cfm ColdFusion templates, you will see that the only modifications that I have made are that I now get "is_favorite" from the database and use the "isfavorite" attribute of the ColdFusion custom tag. Everything else on those pages remains the same. This is the beauty of the custom tag - it helps protect or minimize the damage that variation can have on the system.
The two major changes of this update were made to the api.cfm ColdFusion template (our system API) and to the videorating.cfm ColdFusion custom tag. If you look at api.cfm, you will see that I have added another CFCase statement for the action "set_favorite". Like the "rate_video" action, "set_favorite" also takes the ID of the video in question. It also takes a boolean indicating whether or not the video is a favorite. It then takes this information and updates the database.
So now, there is an inline way to rate the video clips and flag them as favorites. I have been trying to take care of these "low hanging" fruits - the easy changes - before I move on to the final, more complicated changes of Iteration 2. Hopefully over the holidays, I will have time to start thinking about the referential navigation, the biggest of the remaining Iteration 2 changes.
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