[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5500: Date xprofile field enhancement

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#5500: Date xprofile field enhancement
 Reporter:  sooskriszta              |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  2.7
Component:  Extended Profile         |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |

Comment (by DJPaul):

 I'll try to make time to look at this properly over the weekend, but in
 reply to your question:

 Field Type is intended to represent a generic type of profile field,
 rather than a specific instance of a field. A Field Type object has no
 value (the value each member inputs) -- its methods that output HTML use
 the templating loop -- so it having a mechanism to store data doesn't seem

 But. When I was looking at #7162, which involves e.g. creating a special
 Field Type that maps to WordPress' authors' "biography" field, I found
 some problems with retrieval of some of this extra data (prob. not
 relevant to this ticket)  and I also had concerns about a Field Type
 needing to have a place to save the extra data.

 As this problem has come up twice, we do need to do something. Whether
 that's change Field Type or not, I need to more time to consider this and
 hopefully come up with a suggestion.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5500#comment:52>
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