-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 15.02.2009 17:03 Uhr, Tres Seaver wrote: > Hanno Schlichting wrote: >> Tres Seaver wrote: >>> Hanno Schlichting wrote: >>>> Log message for revision 96569: >>>> Lot's of updates over the weekend! >>> I think it is too premature to be moving the DTML chapters out of the >>> book: if we arent just updating the book to be current with 2.12, then >>> we probably need to discuss what kind of book we want, before chopping >>> it apart. >> OK. I wasn't too sure either. I can put them back in, but make it >> clearer that using ZPT is preferred over DTML for all tasks where it is >> possible. > > I would rather make the case, explaining the tradeoffs, including the > fact that the consensus of the community is as you express, but then let > people make up their own minds. > > DTML is *not* like ZClasses: it isn't bitrotting through lack of use, > nor is it scheduled (or ever) likely to be removed from Zope2. Please > keep in mind the ZMI / TTW focus of the current book, while you're at > it: this book is not aimed at Python / filesystem developers at all, > but at casual users working on simple TTW apps.
+1. DTML is still a 1st-class citizen of Zope 2. So the DTML documentation should remain in place. Both related DTML chapters should perhaps get a clear preface containing something like the following and/or somehow marked as "obsolete" Zope techology (obsolete in the sense that we're having better alternatives): - ZPT is the preferred and recommended way for generating HTML or markup-ish output - DTML playing only a role for ZSQL methods - DTML might be used for generating text-ish content (non-HTML, non-XML content) - DTML should really only be used if there are no other alternatives (for ZSQL methods we have SQLAlchemy based integration layers) Andreas -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (Darwin) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAkmYQlkACgkQCJIWIbr9KYwvuACgjY9S9wrZmqG9mokQxP3PdpaL x0cAnRuHUHthOapIc5zPNoipX+LMP6hm =s/Yr -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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