Hello: I have a question about style.
My ExternalFile product enables one to create zope objects that behave like DTML methods or DTML documents but point to external files for their content. The creation routines handle many different possible cases - external file does not exist yet, create it blank - external file exists - external file does not exist yet, upload a file and create it with uploaded content etc, etc. My manage_add() routine handles all of these cases, posting up confirmation dialogs, etc. when necessary. It then calls either create_file() and/or create_object() to actually _create_ the external file (if necessary) and the ExternalFile instance (always). The problem is this: many users create ExternalFile instances programmatically. To do this, they expect to call manage_add() when instead (according to my design) they should be calling create_object() directly. The question is-- am I violating some kind of de facto Zope standard? Is manage_add() supposed to silently create an object without any sort of confirmation dialogs? Or is this a simple case of insufficient documentation-- I should make it more clear in the docs which methods to call in order to create programmatically? Of course, with Zope3 this wouldn't be an issue, because you have pluggable GUIs. Don't like the default dialogs? Plug in your own with by changing the deployment descriptor... In the meantime, however-- for Zope 2x, what do the Zope style mavens suggest? Regards, --Craeg _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )