I wrote:

> If a folder doesn't itself contain a required object or method, I'd
> like to have another folder looked in instead. The fall-back folder
> won't necessarily (and often can't) be higher in the hierarchy, so
> acquisition doesn't seem to be a solution. 

Jeff Hoffman wrote:

> I assume your aim is to create a 'baseline' site with a number of 
> customized copies. If you change the baseline, the changes are 
> reflected in its instances, unless the instance has overloaded the 
> changed aspect.

Exactly so.

> I would be interested in pursuing and contributing to an effort to do
> the Hard Thinking this will require, done correctly.

That would be great! Have you seen Steve Alexander's reply to my post?
I'm relatively new to Zope development (though with a fair amount of
experience in Python), so I'd welcome the insights that others more
experienced than me would bring.

Hamish Lawson
University of St Andrews, Scotland

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