Hi Gary

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Poster [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 4:09 PM
> Cc: zope3-dev@zope.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [Zope3-dev] RFC: Content Providers and Viewlets
> On Oct 16, 2005, at 9:42 AM, Stephan Richter wrote:
> > On Sunday 16 October 2005 09:01, Gary Poster wrote:
> >
> >>> Let's say the content provider package offers the concept and the
> >>> viewlet package offers a implementation which depends on page
> >>> templates.
> >>>
> >>
> >> OK, that makes sense.  The contentprovider package offers up two
> >> bits, then: the pattern of looking up by (context, request, view),
> >> and the TALES directive.  It sounds like your division of
> >> contentprovider and viewlet was directly to support your use of
> >> another template language--which is not going to need the TALES
> >> directive?
> >>
> >
> > The viewlet manager is just a content provider, it thus integrates  
> > nicely with
> > TAL and TALES.
> Absolutely; I understand the necessity of the TAL/TALES stuff 
> for the  
> viewlet package.  I was questioning the TALES directive being placed  
> in the contentprovider package, since the only use case Roger  
> mentioned for the contentprovider package (as separate from 
> viewlet)   
> didn't need it.  That suggests it perhaps could be pushed up into  
> viewlet, since there appears to be no coherent story for use of the  
> contentprovider package in TALES without the code in viewlet.  So  
> just move the TALES into viewlet with the rest of it, and leave only  
> the interfaces for the multiadapter lookup in contentprovider.
> If my objections on this point merely lead to a compelling bit of  
> elaboration in contentprovider's README as to when and why one might  
> use contentprovider without viewlet (i.e., "this package is useful  
> when you aren't using ZPTs but want the basic pattern used by the  
> viewlet package, or when [...some other story that explains why the  
> TALES code is there...]") then I will regard my time providing  
> feedback on this part of the proposal as well-spent.

Another question is, does a future portlet implementation depend on 
the viewlet package or not. I don't this know right now. But if we not
depend on the viewlet package, we will use the TALES expression
as well. Then the TALES expression should be located in the 
content provider package, I guess. But I think we can find a definitive
answer to the location of the TALES directive if we figured out how the
dependencies are at all.

Roger Ineichen

> > BTW, I am going to respond to your longer mail later.
> Excellent, thanks.
> Gary

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