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Christian Zagrodnick wrote:
On Thursday 09 August 2007 22:27, Fred Drake wrote:
On 8/9/07, Stephan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
We made a very conscious decision *not* to support skins for anything
else but browser views. I really want to see some discussion of this

I don't recall a discussion about this, so I guess I was too busy to

Is there any resulting documentation (a rationale), or can you point
to relevant threads from the zope3-dev list?  I don't understand why
such a restriction would be desired.

I think it was a discussion between me and Jim during a sprint. ;-) We noticed
that skins certainly would not make sense for FTP. When I implemented
XML-RPC, we did not think it was necessary there either, because XML-RPC
represents an API, not a UI.

I just want to hear at least one use case why this is needed. I still cannot
see it.

The idea is basically to be able to mark a request in a very easy way.

zope.interface.alsoProvides(request, IYourMarker) ?

In our case we have different sets of users. This is they could have the same login name but are different persons.

This is certainly possible with principals. Principals need to differ in ID, but can have the same login. It all depends which principal the authenticator plug-in returns.

For that we need to know which "channel" we are talking about.

Can't you look at request.principal?

Of course, as a side effect, the xml-rpc methods which are not thought for a kind of users are just not there then.

Sorry for not discussing this earlier on, but for us it just felt right.

I must say I find the idea of skins for XMLRPC a bit awkward, too. A lightweight proposal (email to zope3-dev) would be appreciated to explain the full rationale.

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