[Hippo-cms7-user] associating a binary file with a document

Arje Cahn a.cahn at onehippo.com
Sat Aug 15 23:05:52 CEST 2009

Hey Chad, I think you need the second option from Ard's email!


On 8/15/09, chadmichael <chadmichaeldavis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The advantage of having binaries located somewhere is, is reuse. Many
>> documents can link to the same binary. This is in general our
>> preferred content model.
> This re-use use case makes sense in terms of something like image
> files.  However, what if a client is using the CMS to manage PDF's of
> some kind.  In this case, the PDF IS the "document" in the eyes of the
> client's business domain.  So, how do you generally handle this kind
> of use case.  Do you still create a separate doctype with a link,
> upload the actual PDF under "resources", and then link to it?  This
> seems obtuse to me.
> I guess, an image file seems like a "resource", but a PDF seems more
> of the document itself.  Know what I mean?
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Kind regards,
Met vriendelijke groet,

Arjé Cahn


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