Yesterday I post a message and I have not received any feedback yet. Please I
really need someone to tell if there's already a similar project out there.
Am I addressing to the right mailing list?
From: Manuel Vázquez Acosta
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 4:02 PM
Subject: FW: On ZPT designer...
I'm wondering if there's any effort towards creating a good page design
I think of something like NVU or Dreamweaver being capable of semi-process TAL
and METAL tags at least.
Currently, we have no choice but creating a draft in html that represents what
a page looks like, and then including ZPT tags in order to make that draft a
This approach might work in several scenarios, but fails especially on those
where intensive use of macros and slots is done (e.g. Plone).
I think fine integration between Zope and an external editor like NVU, might do
a good job for us (Dreamweaver lacks some flexibility gained in Mozilla based
products through XBL, but could help anyway). I think writing a small(?) Zope
Product to interface with external editors and a XPI (or a bunch of DW
Extensions) for NVU will suffice.
I'm posting these ideas mainly because I'm new to Zope and its internals (and
I'm new to Python also), so it would take me a little bit of time before
getting into production; and also, I always ask if somebody else is doing
something like what I'm looking for.
There are other concerns which deserve some attention, but they will be
addressed at a proper time.
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