Hi everybody.

I have some ideas about embedding custom objects in PageView, but I'm a 
beginner in Python and I don't have any experiences with the whole TextView 
stuff. I wonder if somebody could try to implement it. A custom object is a 
object which can't be rendered directly by TextView, inserting a GTK widget 
into TextView is needed. See examples bellow.

        I. Wiki syntax
Example 1: tables
| foo | bar | baz |
| foo | bar | baz |

* Example 2: source code snippets
{{{Source: lang="python" linenumbers="true"
import gtk

* Example 3: LaTeX without external *.tex file

* Example 4: Dummy object for further explanation
{{{AnotherObject: name="foo" attr2="bar" attr3="baz"
some data

        II. ParseTree representation
In ParseTree it could be represented by element 'object':

builder.start('object', {'objectname':'AnotherObject', 'name':'foo', 
'attr2':'bar', 'attr3':'baz'})
builder.data('some data')

        III. Rendering and manipulating with data
Rendering and manipulating with object's data is provided by ObjectManager 

class AnotherObjectManager(ObjectManagerClass):
        # ObjectManagerClass is an abstract class
        def __init__(self, attrs):
                # initiate gui

        def set_data(self, data):
                # parse data and fill the gui

        def get_data(self):
                #get data from gui and dump them
                return self.entry.get_text()

        def get_widget(self):
                # return widget to be
                # included in PageView
                return self.entry

        def export(self, format):
                # exporting object,
                # returns None if format is not
                # supported by this ObjectManager
                # and the fallback should be verbatim
                # paragraph
                if format == 'html':
                        return '<input name="'+
                        '" value="'+self.get_data()+'">'
                else: return None

        IV. Registering of ObjectManager
It should be some mechanism to register ObjectManager easily by plugins.

# zim/plugins/anotherobject.py

class AnotherObjectPlugin(PluginClass):
        def __init__(self, ui):
                PluginClass.__init__(self, ui)

The fallback for unknown object could be verbatim paragraph.

        V. Insertion into PageView
if ObjectManager for current object is registered:
        manager = ObjectManager(attrs)
        Insert widget into PageView
        Fallback to verbatim paragraph
        (whole {{{ }}} block to preserve
        objectname and attrs)

        VI. Conclusion
This feature is very complex, but it will allow to write variety of new plugins.

Best regards
-- Jiří Janoušek

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