[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Appendix A: DTML Reference
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 10:03:09 -0400
A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/current/AppendixA.stx#1-0
DTML is the *Document Template Markup Language*, a handy presentation and
templating language that comes with Zope. This Appendix is a reference to
all of DTMLs markup tags and how they work.
% Anonymous User - Apr. 16, 2002 4:24 pm:
A TOC would be welcome here, so we could jump to a particuliar section of the reference of scrolling the
% Anonymous User - Apr. 16, 2002 4:25 pm:
Last comment should read "... instead of scrolling the whole doc." Oups!
% Anonymous User - June 5, 2002 1:19 am:
I guess no one read your comments.
% Anonymous User - June 20, 2002 6:45 pm:
% Anonymous User - June 20, 2002 6:46 pm:
I guess the part about urls being linked was just a tease.
% Anonymous User - June 20, 2002 6:53 pm:
% Anonymous User - Aug. 28, 2002 3:17 am:
So, when will the Zope documentation arrive at 1989 and start hyperlinking the reference material?
% Anonymous User - Sep. 2, 2002 10:03 am:
This reference fails to define the low-level syntax of DTML. What is a valid production for a DTML variable,
for example? (The useful but neglected Zope Quick Reference actually talks about this, albeit briefly.) A
further consequence of this oversight is that the user has no idea how to include double quotes in a value,
or whether it is even possible to do so. All the example uses of <dtml-var expr="..."> use single-quotes in
the expression in an apparent attempt to avoid this issue, but what if you really need a double-quote in
there? I haven't found a way to do it yet.