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, > work www.fry-it.com > home www.peterbe.com > hobby www.issuetrackerproduct.com > > _______________________________________________ > 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 ) > _______________________________________________ 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 )