I don't have much constructive to add to this, but the discussion itself has really given me a much better understanding of the reasons for the complexity of the current skinning system. I would still like to see it simplified, but I feel far more empowered to properly use it after reading the proposal and this discussion.
Thanks everyone! Alec Munro On 12/7/05, Stephan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Wednesday 07 December 2005 16:33, Dominik Huber wrote: > > Phillip's Proposal: > > Furthermore, I propose to remove the |IDefaultLayer| interface. We've > > been using the |default| layer as a connotation of "always being > > available unless overridden by a more specific layer." However, this > > does not apply all the time: When the |default| layer is not included in > > a specific skin, nothing from the |default| layer will be found even > > though the ZCML statements suggest that it would always be available. I > > therefore propose to make the |default| skin layer an alias for > > |IBrowserRequest|. Anything registered for |default| will obviously > > always be available then, no matter what your skin layer looks like. > > Oops, I missed that part. -1 on it, like Dominik. I originally did not have an > IDefaultLayer when I converted views to adapters and it caused a lot of > headaches for people. It was thus added and we all agreed it was needed. > > Your connotation assertion here is incorrect. The default layer stands for: > "If the browser directive did not specify a layer, use the default layer." By > default, the Basic and thus Rotterdam skin incorporate that layer, but others > like Dominik and Garrett do not want to include that layer. > > Regards, > Stephan > -- > Stephan Richter > CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student) > Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training > _______________________________________________ > Zope3-dev mailing list > Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org > Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/alecmunro%40gmail.com > > _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3email@example.com Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com