[Grok-dev] Re: Skinning/themeing

kevin at mcweekly.com kevin at mcweekly.com
Sun May 20 02:11:40 EDT 2007

Quoting Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com>:

> Kevin Smith wrote:
> [snip code sample showing viewlets in quarry]
> That looks pretty nice, and I almost feel I understand them. Thanks. :)
>> In ZPT land, Deliverance and MatchView are orthogonal to viewlets.   
>> When used properly, they are a much simpler and powerful mechanism   
>> for creating pluggable UI's like Trac uses. If however, Grok were   
>> template neutral, I'm not sure what kind of a role *if any*   
>> viewlets could play.
> What about template-language neutrality would make viewlets difficult?
> (or unnecessary? I'm not sure what you mean there).

Viewlets rely on talnamespaces. Though very convenient to use and very  
easy to write, I still find how talnamespaces are *pulled* into the  
template very mysterious. i.e. /zope:title , /provider:myviewlets

I suppose on further thought, some compatible method may exist to  
*push* the same data.

> Regards,
> Martijn
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