> Hi Martin!
> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Let's consider a type Alpha that has a custom add form registered as
>> such a (context, request, fti) adapter with name "Alpha". fti.factory is
>> "Alpha", and there's a corresponding IFactory utility (with name "Alpha").
>> Now, let's say I want to create a new type Beta (e.g. by copying the FTI
>> object TTW), based on Alpha. I want this to use Alpha's add form, but
>> construct objects with portal_type Beta.
>> Is this possible? If I set Beta's fti.factory to be something other than
>> "Alpha", then it won't find the add view, but if fti.factory is "Alpha"
>> then the objects constructed will use Alpha's factory.
> You should be able to register the same add view twice. One registration
> for the name "Alpha" and one for the name "Beta".
Sure. I was thinking more about the case of customising by copying the
>> I can't quite decide whether this is a problem in real life or not,
>> although it does seem a bit strange that the add view adapter name and
>> the factory utility name have to be the same.
>> Would it make sense to decouple these, e.g. with a new "add_view_name"
> If people really have that problem we can decouple this later. For now I
> can't see a need.
I suspect it's YAGNI since the add view calls _setPortalTypeName() on
the newly created instance as well, so the resulting object will have
type Beta, not type Alpha.
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