[Grok-dev] Re: Portlets (and maybe other skinning).

Laurence Rowe l at lrowe.co.uk
Sat Mar 17 10:58:55 EDT 2007

How about just including the portlets further down the pipeline in 
either apache or deliverance? If you need contextual portlets then just 
include a contextual URL, so for /some/url you include /some/url/@@portlets

Laurence (hand waving like crazy today)

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On 2/4/07, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, some sort of portlets system would be needed. Does anything
>> (except the overworked and presumably now dead cpsskins for zope3)
>> exist?
> I'd like to re-raise this issue, as this is the major hurdle in Grok
> going from a good idea to something I can actually use.
> I still need some way of getting portlets/viewlets imposed on pages
> made with grok. Since the standard in grok today is to not call a
> master macro, this somehow has to be forced upon the pages from the
> outside during rendering. At the moment, I have no good ideas of how
> to do that.
> I can't use any WSGI middleware for this, evidently, as the
> viewlets/portlets need to be rendered with a context.
> Sure, I could override grok.View.__call__, but if you then subclass
> grok.View and provide your own call, that doesn't work either.
> I can implement a new publisher that renders the portlets and puts it
> into the rendered output. But that puts it into all views, not just
> the ones made with Grok. That gets kinda weird, as I would get the
> portlets also, for example, in the ZMI. That's not a problem if we
> decide to throw the ZMI out completely, and replace the default skins
> with something essentially empty.
> This issue is closely connected to the issue of skinning, as skinning
> could be one way of getting portlets into the output. But I can design
> the site with Deliverance, so I don't actually need skinning. Just
> portlets/viewlets/whateveryoucallit.
> Ideas?

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