Gary Poster wrote:
What if we still deprecated browser:layer but
kept a redefined version of browser:skin? Then your zcml--
Even though it's longer, I still like the interface/utility version. I
think it really helps the developer understand what's going on and that
it's not magic. The decreased brevity is of secondary concern to me.
More brainstorming: perhaps if there was a way to define ZCML in terms
of other ZCML we could have the best of both worlds. If someone saw the
shorter version in a config file and didn't know what it did, they could
go look up another file with the definition of "browser:skin" in terms
of interface and utility they could say "aha! I see how it works" and
then continue using the shorter version.
I know you can do that now by looking up the Python code that implements
browser:skin, but it seems too indirect to me.
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