[Grok-dev] Re: best way to dynamically create javascript using ZPT

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 03:29:19 EST 2008

On Jan 10, 2008, at 2:51 AM, Godefroid Chapelle wrote:

> Noah Gift wrote:
>> In doing our screencast tonight, we wanted to dynamically create  
>> javascript, and ran into a problem.  What is the best method, or  
>> preferred method to deal with javascript embedded into a template.   
>> It appears that you cannot replace the contents of anything inside:
>> <script type="text/javascript">
>> using tal expressions.  we were attempting to pass attributes from  
>> ZODB and then create dynamic javascript with them.  I am thinking  
>> this is perhaps not allowed by design?  If so, what is the better  
>> way to talk to javascript for Grok, and pass things to javascript  
>> functions.
>> Noah
> I would compute the tag and the contained javascript in a view  
> method (where you can use python string interpolation for instance).
> You should then be able to do
> <div tal:replace="structure view/myScriptTag" />
> ( Rather, I would avoid use JS itself and use megrok.kss ;-)

I will need to look into megrok.kss, as I agree unless you need to  
deal with a Javascript API, javascript can get pretty messy in a  
> -- 
> Godefroid Chapelle (aka __gotcha) http://bubblenet.be

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