(and after the flame bait, something real to argue with)
Jonathan Cyr wrote:
Happy to have the choice, don't get me wrong. I found DTML very easy,
I'm old school and generate all of my HTML/CSS by hand.
Indeed, generating HTML by hand is specifcally why I use ZPT. The
well-formed-ness and associated checking mean I never miss out the odd
>, or closing tag, which I remember being a constant problem,
especially in complicated DTML.
There's also the rediculous DTML namespace lookup rules, which, once
upon a time, I used to know, and now am grateful for not having to care
In addition to CSS, I've found it pretty good for inserting items into
I'd probably do these using a python script if ZPT can't cut it, which
it often can. Although I still long for a ZPT mode which DOESN'T do some
of the checking, and where you have better control over where whitespace
I find that I'm attuned to a tag system that jumps out at me when
reading.... The ZPT stuff wasn't as easy to parse visually for me....
I found a good HTML highlighting mode for my editor (emacs) helped a lot
Funny, I bought Zope's approach "hook, line & sinker", early on, with
the various Zope books published with DTML being a major piece of the
Zope puzzle. DTML made sense to me then, still does.
Maybe you like ZClasses too? ;-)
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