Am 12.07.2009 um 01:46 schrieb Roger Ineichen:
> Hi Michael
>
>> Betreff: [Zope-dev] z3c.form: data manager
>> forPersistentDict/PersistentMapping
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> z3c.form.datamanager.DictionaryField is a data manager which
>> is registered for fields on a dict. In its __init__ it checks
>> whether the data object is an instance of dict. So this data
>> manager does neither work for UserDict nor
>> PersistentDict/PersistentMapping.
>> I'd like to change this but there are two possibilities and
>> I'm not sure which is the best one:
>>
>> 1.) Add a subclasses of DictionaryField which is registered
>> for UserDict and which checks whether the data object is an
>> instance of UserDict.
>>     (PersistentDict and PersistentMapping are subclasses of
>> UserDict.)
>
> I think this is the right solution

I think so, too, but I was not sure.

> because there are many
> places in zope which do not work if a PeristentDict or
> PeristentList is given instead of a simple dict or list
> type.
>
> I'm not sure but I guess not even the zope.schema validation
> implementation does this part correct for list or dict fields.

This is another problem. z3c.form.datamanager.DictionaryField sets the  
value directly on the dict, so I'd like to use a PersistentMapping  
instead of a dict to get the persistency stuff for free. I use the  
PersistentMapping to store the schema values, as I need to keep them  
in the session.

Yours sincerely,
-- 
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