Am Dienstag, 26. Juni 2007 12:43 schrieb Arne Nordmann:
> I tried to create my own skin for a website of mine. I used Phillip's
> book (2nd version) and tried to do everything analog (just different
> names and a slightly different file structure).
> If I call a test view (registered for IRootFolder) with the skin I get
> the following error:
> ComponentLookupError: ((<zope.app.folder.folder.Folder object at
> 0x886916c>, <zope.publisher.browser.BrowserRequest instance
> URL=http://localhost:9673/++skin++norro/test>), <InterfaceClass
> zope.interface.Interface>, 'h')
> (Full traceback attached)
> I don't know what this traceback wants to say. I'm wondering about the
> value of the name-parameter that seems to be 'h' in this case. Where
> does this 'h' come from? I really don't know where to look at.
Looking at the traceback, it seems that the lookup error is happening here:
line 41, in __getitem__
page = getMultiAdapter((context, request), name=name)
And above there's this:
- Warning: Macro expansion failed
- Warning: zope.component.interfaces.ComponentLookupError:
((<zope.app.folder.folder.Folder object at 0x886916c>,
So it seems it's some macro-related problem, perhaps you check the
However, this case shows me that I'm not the only one with such problems.
These ComponentLookupErrors and cryptic tracebacks (at least for newbies)
drove me mad and costed me hours to resolve. In the end it was always "my
- Forgot to add the appropriate layer to the request
- Forgot to omit __parent__ in my formlib class
- Forgot to register something or registered it for the wrong interface
I'm curious how others deal with this problem because I'm often paralyzed by
this ComponentLookupError. The traceback also does not show which interface
my objects provide - for example it cannot be seen if a BrowserRequest
provides a specific layer or not. To solve this problem, I had to insert
something like "print IMyLayer.providedBy(request)" into the Zope source to
find out what happens.
Maybe a Zope3 "newbie-debug"-mode would help a lot that throws a traceback
like this (regarding to the original problem)?
... Original Traceback ...
--- Verbose Traceback ---
A query for a named adapter adapting from the object(s):
- <zope.app.folder.folder.Folder object at 0x886916c> (providing IFolder)
- <zope.publisher.browser.BrowserRequest instance
URL=http://localhost:9673/++skin++norro/test> (providing IBrowserRequest)
to the interface:
- <InterfaceClass zope.interface.Interface>
With the adapter name 'h' could not be found.
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