[wp-hackers] Re: 2.0.10 and 2.1.3 Release Candidates

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Sat Mar 17 19:06:23 GMT 2007

Ryan Boren wrote:
> On 3/17/07, Timo Kissing <timo.kissing+wordpress at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Alex King schrieb:
>> > I'd recommend an additional refactoring to introduce a single
>> > 'wp_escape' function, or similar. The function would accept 2
>> > parameters, the string and the type of usage (js, attribute, url, 
>> etc.).
>> > Both params would be required with no default values to force people to
>> > use/set the right one.
>> Instead of one big function I would prefer one (static) class with
>> several (again static) methods, so you would use wp_escape::js($string),
>> wp_escape::url($string) etc. This way all the functions are kept in one
>> place, but it's easy to change one without messing with code that
>> effects the others - and you avoid large if...elseif...else blocks. WP
>> in my opinion make much more use of OOP anyhow (and strictly confirming
>> to a "one class/one function per file" rule would not hurt either, but
>> instead make "messing" with the core and updating later much easier).
> I'm not averse to any of these suggestions, but I'm worried that
> another round of changes might be a bit much to get done for 2.0.10
> and 2.1.3.  Release of these is already way overdue.  Shall we stick
> with what we have and work on a new way for 2.2?  The new way can then
> be backported to 2.1 and 2.0 under less time sensitive conditions.


These changes should not keep us from releasing the fixed versions - 
they are merely tidying up and neatening.

Peter Westwood

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