it will require total remake of the mod, which is too expensive in terms of testing and support and in the end the choices would make this mod too complex to install, maintain and develop
I think having a printtopic.php will ensure that you have virtually no conflict with any other mod as well as future bug-fixes, if any, on viewtopic.php.
printtopic.php is just simply a almost identical version of viewtopic.php with streamlined features hence it should be easy to maintain.
Definitely, having a seperate print.php will make installation painless by copy and pasting.
Developmentwise, what other features do you have in mind for future version of this MOD
consistensy of the mod is also better to insure compatibility with other mods and thus is a valuable feature
How can patching viewtopic.php be more compatible than having a seperate similar version of "viewtopic.php"?
use of viewtopic.php has become a distinct characteristic of my mod, which separates it from other printer topic mods
If you intend to go that road, can I release my "modified" MOD which uses some of your ideas? I will acknowledge them of course
.. just for the sake of ppl like me who prefer simplicity.