James,
Thanks for the help.  Unfortunately your suggestion did not work, i got
a NameError on "sayHellos" (which is a property of the RandomGreeting
folder.)

I managed to get it to work by two other ways.

<dtml-with RandomGreeting>
    <dtml-var Greet>
</dtml-with>

and

<dtml-var "RandomGreeting.Greet(RandomGreeting)">

I'm just beginning to understand the first way, however, I'm still
scratching
my head about how the second way works...

thanks again for the help,

teep

----- Original Message -----
From: James Sintz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: 'Prateep Siamwalla' <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 10:27 PM
Subject: RE: [Zope] Re: Lost in name Space...


> You can also do the following:
>
> <dtml-var "RandomGreeting.Greet(_.None, _)">
>
> Jamey
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Prateep Siamwalla [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 6:20 AM
> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: [Zope] Re: Lost in name Space...
> >
> > Ok, found the answer:
> >
> > <dtml-with RandomGreeting>
> >     <dtml-var Greet>
> > </dtml-with>
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Prateep Siamwalla <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 5:55 PM
> > Subject: Lost in name Space...
> >
> >
> > > <<Sorry if you happen to see this for the third time, I have been
trying
> > > to post this on egroups, but have failed on several occasions.>>
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > > Zope newbie here, a bit lost on namespaces...
> > >
> > > I have created a folder in the zope root called "RandomGreeting".
> > > Inside this folder, there is one DTML METHOD called "Greet".  "Greet"
> > > contains the following line:
> > >
> > > <p><dtml-var expr="_.whrandom.choice(sayHellos)"></p>
> > >
> > > "sayHellos" is a property of the "RandomGreeting" folder, and
> > > contains 4 lines which are various ways to say
> > > hello : "Ola","Hi","Bonjour","Sawasdi".  The purpose of this method
> > > is to print out a random greeting.
> > >
> > > Everytime i click "View" for this DTML Method, i get a random hello.
> > > Fine, that is exactly what I want.
> > >
> > > The problem is that I am trying to use this "method" from its parent
> > > folder (the root folder as a matter of fact).  I have inserted the
> > > following bit into the top level "index_html" DTML Method of my Zope
> > > root near the begining, so that it produces a random hello on the
> > > front page everytime someone accesses it.
> > >
> > > I have tried :
> > > <dtml-var RandomGreeting.Greet>
> > > <dtml-var RandomGreeting.Greet()>
> > > <dtml-var "RandomGreeting.Greet()">
> > > <dtml-var /RandomGreeting/Greet>
> > >
> > > all of these, to know avail.  I am getting either a NameError or
> > > KeyError.  I am pretty sure I'm missing a simple concept here. It is
> > > possible to call functions from child objects is it not?
> > >
> > > Please help with some enlightenment.  Many thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > teep



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