I’m getting myself totally lost.
I have database model I’m happy with. I’m happy with DB design, E-R and
that. I’m reasonably sure that I’ve got that translated into the
and “belongs_to”. Heck, its not that big a jump.
So: I have a Main parent class - Book.
It has a major child class Pages.
Book also has
BookAttribute settings - language, layout, rendering …
BookAccessControl - duplicate, can_edit_pages, can_read_pages,
Pages has content, as well as optional Attribute and
settings of its own that can over-ride the
Actually, later on, each Page will have further child tables for
(like a wiki, so can be rolled back), metadata - so the stories can be
multi-branched, attachments for embedded images and stuff, and also
and field - but all this will come later.
(And lets not go into making the attributes and access controls a
Right now I’m trying to make an Admin page so I can build a the books
The story-board I have for the Book Admin page has a scrolling list of
books on the left. On the right there are tabs to select the child to
I’m just trying to do a simple select and click through to another
My problem is having two (or more) data entities - forms? - on th same
Can anyone point me to examples of having two interlocked, editable
on screen at the same time? I would have thought this would be a fairly
common situation. We see it in OS GUIs all the time.
If there are epigrams, there must be meta-epigrams.