[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on 01/08/2007 01:01:26 PM: > """Why (the hell) are you (still) using DTML (as newbie). You are strongly > encouraged to use ZPT.""" > > My sense is that ZPT solves a problem which for most of us does not > exist. If you wish to have designers work directly on markup in an > HTML WYSIWYG editor then yes, ZPT is great. > > What does matter is that DTML is very similar to RHTML (as in Ruby > On Rails), ASP, etc. ZPT requires a new way of thinking. I would > much rather convert RHTML to or from DTML than to or from ZPT. > > So I don't really get the benefit of using ZPT. The fact that no one > outside of Zope seems to have created a ZPT-like solution suggests > to me that ZPT, as I said, solves a problem which doesn't exist.
I initially resisted ZPT, strongly. But, the designer/developer dichotomy is not the real reason to use ZPT. The real reason is that ZPT makes it very difficult to generate ill-formed pages. A secondary reason, is that if you are doing a lot of work with forms, it is actually much easier to create a single forms that handles both initial input and correction of errors. jim penny _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )