Am Freitag, 13. Juli 2007 16:08 schrieb Stephan Richter:
> On Wednesday 11 July 2007 12:14, Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:
> > Please tell me what you think, if you like it, perhaps it could be
> > included in z3c.form?
> I have the same question as Roger.
Hmmm, I missed that one, I think...
> What do these snippets do that cannot be
> done with macros or viewlets already? When doing custom projects, I expect
> any developer to develop their own form templates. The ``z3c.formui``
> templates are merely examples, which is the reason they are in their own
> package and layer.
One reason could be that I simply don't understand some aspects of
z3c.form/macros etc. For me, it was so complicated in my non-generated forms
that I rather invented something on my own.
Another aspect for me is, that I personally don't like macros so much, with
these "widget snippets", I hope, I can avoid them in my application. For me
macros tend to be complex ("unübersichtlich" - I think there's no direct
translation for that german word?), and I don't see how they would work well
in the case when I don't use generated forms but arrange the widgets
manually. Probably I would need an extra macro that acts as my "snippet"?
So, in my snippet-way, it looks like that for every widget:
<span replace="structure view/widgets/mywidget/snippets/foo" />
And in the macro-style? Perhaps like that?
<span replace="structure view/widgets/mywidget/render />
This is boilerplate code I'd rather like to avoid. Moreover, I can register my
snippets on specific widgets and also on specific modes. In my case, I could
probably use the same template for input and display widgets as I simply
register one snippet for input, and another for display.
In case of macros, I assume I'd have to rewrite my template, as I have to use
> That said, you can, like everyone else, put your package into the z3c
> namespace for other people to use. For example ``z3c.widgetsnippet`` would
> work. The code is definitely out of scope for z3c.form and z3c.formui.
Well, that's certainly a possibility. Currently I'm
implementing "Form-Frames", which complement snippets by adding surrounding
template code, such as <form>, buttons etc., let's see...
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