Jurian,
  While the ZMI is a bit geeky for the average user, it works quite
well inside an iframe.
iframes are used by many ajax/web2 (whatever you want to call it)
libraries. So in my application (for example) I currently make ajax
calls to load specific zmi pages inside tabs of a window layout.

I agree with Peter that you are better off building your own interface
(if you are going to expose the manage_* methods) but I personally
hope the zmi stays around for a while!
Tim


On Jan 15, 2008 11:02 AM, Peter Bengtsson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I would strongly advice against building on top of the ZMI. It's dated
> and as you say, in DTML. It's also too geeky to be acceptable by any
> client of mine.
> Personally I'd build something standalone that you have ultimate control
> over. You can still use things like manage_renameObjects() in your own
> mnagement interface; which you'd be able to replace once you move to zope 3.
>
> Jurian Botha wrote:
> > I'm currently developing some customized ZMI pages and I was hoping someone
> > could give me some insight into what the best way would be to do this.
> >
> > I see that Zope 2 uses dtml methods to build the standard ZMI pages but as
> > far as I know (Zope 3 wise) I should rather be using Zope Page Templates to
> > build the pages.
> >
> > I would also like the product to gracefully move on to Zope 3 in future, so
> > that should be taken into consideration as well.
> >
> > Are there perhaps some existsing templates for ZMI that can also be used
> > with Zope 3?
>
> --
> Peter Bengtsson,
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