Erik Myllymaki wrote:
If you have users that will fill out 30+ pages of any survey I want your
mailing list. :-)
David H wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: "Erik Myllymaki"
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 12:24 PM
Subject: [Zope] question on URL styling
I am making a survey that has many very similar pages all in one
The page templates are called page-1.html, page-2.html, ...
I am using two submit buttons on each of the pages; one for 'Next'
and one for 'Previous' so that I catch changes to the form elements
in each direction. I use a python script as index_html, and hit it
on each submit (<form action=".">), and then redirect to the
appropriate page, whether that page is current_page++ or
current_page--. I also stuff all form variables into SESSION in the
index_html python script.
What I am wondering though, is how to display the 'page' portion of
the address - right now it always just displays as
I would like it to display
The pages are all accessible directly by those names, but by always
going to index_html and returning the page via "return
container[next_page](context, request)" I never see this part in
One possible work-around is to rename your python script, reformat
your urls and use traverse_subpath to access the page to be
displayed. eg. if you name your script 'displayPage', then you can
have a url like:
the displayPage script will be invoked and it can then access
REQUEST['traverse_subpath'] (which in the above case will contain
I find your "use case" a bit strange. Why would your users need to
see different URLs? Doesnt that pollute their browser's history list
- and do you want them clicking some Page-nn from history?
I'm not too sure I understand the pollution reference...do you mean
that it would make sense that an end user would only ever bookmark to
the start of the survey, and not half way through?
I guess it's more for me and the designers then for end users.
After the user goes through the 30+ pages of survey questions, they are
presented with a summary page which basically shows all the 'Q's and
'A's and their contact info on one big page "Hi, JOE from CALGARY, you
told us that your favourite colour is GREEN, your favourite fruit is a
BANANA ... etc.".
There are links beside each answer so that they can go back and change
that answer before submitting the survey if they wish. So, they should
have access to each and every page by name and they can jump around
within the survey.
Also, you might try a page legend? I use stuff like that for large
charts of accounts (no one wants to click click click to get to even
the middle of a page list)
I hope your project does well!
All best erik,
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