Jim Fulton wrote:


On Jun 18, 2008, at 4:31 PM, Malthe Borch wrote:

Currently views are registered as components providing zope.interface.Interface; this is unfortunate since other kinds of components may use the same specification, namely (context, request).

Right. This is a historical accident that I would love to see corrected. It's just never been a high enough priority.

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Note that resources have the same problem.

I suggest we then register views as components providing ``zope.component.IView``; browser views should provide ``zope.publisher.interfaces.browser.IBrowserView``.


zope.component isn't the right place. What's more, "View" isn't the right word.

I think this needs more thought, but I think that:

- the interface is about publication (not components or views)

- the interface is for objects that want to be published, regardless of whether they are adapters.

Basically, when you get to the end of URL traversal, you should get an object that wants to be called to get a result and that implements or can be adapted to this interface.

Right. I think zope.publisher.interface.browser.IBrowserPage already fits this description, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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