[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Using Zope Page Templates
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 11:09:45 -0400
A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/current/ZPT.stx#2-1
Zope already has DTML, why do you need another template language.
First of all, DTML is not aimed at HTML designers. Once a page
has been converted into a template, it is invalid HTML, making it
difficult to work with outside of the application. Secondly, DTML
suffers from a failure to separate presentation, logic, and
content (data). This decreases the scalability of content
management and website development efforts that use these systems.
% gregholmes - Apr. 19, 2002 3:22 pm:
"Zope already has DTML, why do you need another template language." should probably have a question mark at
"Why do we need another template language? Zope already has DTML!"
% Anonymous User - May 1, 2002 11:59 am:
Probably in the third sentence "Once a page has been converted into a template..." the intention is to say
something along the lines "When DTML is used in a page..." or similar.
The use of the word "template" looks like a real mistake to me. I also object to using "convert" because it
sounds like an automated (and thus repeatable) step and thus the reader might get a wrong impresson. The
latter may be very subjective, though.
% Anonymous User - May 23, 2002 11:31 pm:
I agree that converted is a poor choice, until I read farther in, I assumed that this was a part of the
import process. A better phrasing might be "Once a page has been rewritten as DTML..."
% Anonymous User - Sep. 10, 2002 11:09 am:
Furthermore, since this chapter is entitled "Using Zope Page Templates", I think it's important that you
"Once a page has been [converted] into a *DTML* template..."
(I assume that is what is meant.)