This is more a philosophical question about what is the better way to
organize a Zope utility.  The feeling of acquisition is a nice one, and
is a joy to program with, but there seems to be one scenario that
troubles me a little.  Am I correct in assuming that objects and their
properties(if they are allowed them) are static, or shared in their
nature.  I.e. : 2 people accessing the same object at the same time are
sharing that object, and therefore can potentially collide if they both
are able to execute a method that changes this object, say a property
such as language.  To overcome this I reorganized things such that
shared objects could only have constant like properties that only a
manager can change and then created a session object, which is just a
rather boring ZClass that can hold onto session variables so that I
don't have to keep passing them around as form variables, since this is
the interface that the public user has.  Maybe this is not the right way
to do it, maybe there are better ways of letting someone move around
with session variables.  I thought perhaps cookies would be a better
thing, except that people can turn these off.

The next problem then is that it is easy enough getting people to login
through a particular node so that I can set a sheet up for them before
redirecting them to another part of the Zope environment, but there is
no way to ensure they have to log out so that I can throw the sheet
away.  Hmm, yes cookies sound better.  The more important point is that
I have used methods in their fullest sense of acquisition ... I use
redirects to activate a method in the correct part of the Zope
environment so that it acquires what it needs and creates instances of
various ZClasses as required.  These methods are obviously reasonably
close to root of the hierarchy, just so they can be thrown to many
places.  I want to be able to restrict where these can be thrown to stop
people playing around with their own urls and creating bad objects in
the wrong places.

Anyone have any thoughts on these problems?

Matt Bion

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