[Grok-dev] Querying the CA for grok'ed Views

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon Apr 20 03:43:53 EDT 2009


[as to the question in the subject]

Uli last summer was working towards something like this in the 
introspector project, but this effort floundered.

I think it would be good to have APIs somewhere that allows you to get 
all views for a particular object (categorized by skin, etc).

I know that we had prototype code for some of this, but I hope Uli 
remembers better than I do where it might be. :)

Souheil CHELFOUH wrote:
> I'm ping-ing that thread, to get people reaction about that.
> I still think a view should be able to provide a specific interface.
> I can't see how that would break anything to any actual implementation.
> Please, give your thoughts

There have been some discussions on zope-dev about this in the past; the 
idea was a way for views to have interfaces beyond just Interface as it 
is now. It was indeed believed that this wouldn't break existing code.

I don't know whether any actual steps were taken then. If you were to 
bring up this discussion up there *now* I can make sure that we actually 
reach some conclusions this time around (if someone's willing to do the 



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