Jim Vine wrote:
> How does one go about generating
> a search form that accepts a few criteria, and has a
> "submit" button, that would then go off and fetches
> the results?
Another way of doing this rather than manually building the form, submitting
and fetching them using self.request.get() could be defining a schema interface
search filter page (the interface containing your search filter attributes).
You do not define it
as a content type as you search page is not a persistent object. Then in your
you register it as an addform something like:
schema=<your search filter interface>
class=<Add View class where you perform your search>
In your view class I think you override AddView class update() method where
data = getWidgetsData(self, <search form interface>)
your form fields should be available in the data dictionary.
Not sure if this would be the recommended way of collecting non-persistent form
I feel that just by handcoding form html and fetching input using
self.request.get you lose
some of the nice things of zope3 like automatic form generation and validation
which I think
you would want to use even for non-persistent input like search forms. I
haven't had a look
at the upcoming formlib but maybe it makes this sort of stuff even easier.
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