[ZDP] Start Implementation of ZDP

Stephan Richter srichter@cbu.edu
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 16:41:53 -0500

good questions. Well, in this case there are only relational databases left.
I personally think they will do fine.

what are you thinking?


On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, you wrote:
> Stephan Richter wrote:
> > BTW, I agree that ZClasses are the way to go. The XML rendering is simply too
> > slow.
> I vaguely wonder how much faster ZClasses will be -- probably faster as
> the datastructure can be flatter, but if you structure it the same as an
> XMLDocument is structured, there can't be that much of a difference.
> Anyway, ZClasses are nice, but how are you actually going to fit
> structured data inside them? Deriving from a base class (DTML Method for
> instance) will only get you unstructured data. Using propertysheets is
> limited too. We can derive from Python base classes, but is that what we
> want? Or am I missing something about ZClasses? I'd like to be able to
> look at DC's code for some of the ZClasses they have on the portal
> site..
> You can also derive a ZClass from an XMLDocument and provide a set of
> methods to manipulate it. I don't know how well that would work.
> So, how do you fit a structured document in a ZClass is the answer I'd
> like answered. Perhaps I'm asking the wrong question -- you work with
> unstructured documents (or perhaps structured text) with a lot of
> attributes associated to it?
> Regards,
> Martijn
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Stephan Richter
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