Wondering if anyone cares to enlighten me about the proper cakePHP MVC
theory for my project.
I have numerous authoritative books. Each book is stored in a
separate database table with each paragraph in the book as a separate
record. Like so.
All thru the project I am required to display quoted paragraphs from
these authoritative books, and would like to streamline as far a
possible with a helper the calls. Something like:
To display a formatted paragraph in the view across the project. My
confusion exists in exactly how to go about this in a proper way since
each quoted paragraph involves a call to the database in a find. And
I would like to use a number of helper functions to not only properly
format and link the quoted paragraph text, but also supply a link to
the entire chapter, chapter neighbors, and even the entire book.
So since I am dealing with a call to the database does this logic
belong in a behavior? A component? Or do I make the database call
and all the formatting logic in a view helper? Or some combination of
Thanks for your time.
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