+1 to what Martin wrote, with something else that can only add to the confusion: recently I have been using Formish (http://ish.io) to do autogenerated forms. I think both zope.formlib and z3c.form try to paint forms based on "model" objects; formish doesn't even try. It just lets you create your own "form schema" and attempts to draw forms based on that. This is enough for my needs currently.
- C Martin Aspeli wrote: > Thomas G. Willis wrote: >> OK, not sure if this is a blasphemous question or not. I've been slowly >> working through "Web Component Development with Zope 3" , and instead of >> trying out the things in zopeproject, I figured that trying out the >> things in bfg as well may yield a greater understanding of what the heck >> is going on. I realize that this may be incredibly dumb, so I'm not >> surprised that I'm hitting roadblocks once in a while. > > Bear in mind that whilst repoze.bfg uses a number of Zope packages, it > is not built on top of Zope 3 (in the same way that, say, Grok is). BFG > contains forks/re-implementations of some Zope things, omits a large > number of package traditionally part of a Zope 3 bundle (this is a good > thing!), and solves certain things differently (e.g. the way views are > done in bfg is different from the way they are done in Zope). > > For this reason, Philipp's book will probably not apply in many cases if > you're using BFG, and I don't think there's any documentation or good > guides to *which* parts will apply and which parts won't (i.e. a "bfg > delta zope" document). > > That said, I can't see it being impossible to use zope.schema + a forms > library in repoze.bfg. Not that I've tried. ;) > >> After reading up on zope.schema and zope.formlib, it seems that schema >> based forms, fit my brain, and I would like to use them in bfg if >> possible rather than tw.forms etc... > > This won't help with your specific question, but most people seem to be > ditching zope.formlib in favour of z3c.form, which is more feature > complete, better documented and better maintained. The basic principles > are still the same: you build a schema and then create a form from that > schema. > > http://docs.zope.org/z3c.form has the documentation. > > To use it, you need to depend on it in your own package's setup.py so > that it gets installed, and include its configuration via <include > package="z3c.form" /> in your configure.zcml. To use the default widgets > (which you probably want) you also need to mark the request with the > IFormLayer marker interface. I'm not sure what facility repoze.bfg has > for that, though. > > Martin > _______________________________________________ Repoze-dev mailing list Repozeemail@example.com http://lists.repoze.org/listinfo/repoze-dev