[Zope-CMF] dtml-sendmail equiv in page templates?
Sat, 20 Apr 2002 10:13:32 -0400
Carl Rendell wrote:
> I'm down to the final steps of 100% conversion to page templates from
> dtml. The only thing I've not been able to find is an equivalent script
> and page template example that mimics the behavior of the
> <dtml-sendmail> tag.
> Does anyone have an example, or a pointer to an example?
> BTW: for anyone out there who has not converted, or is contemplating
> conversion, to Page Templates I can say that it is much less of a
> learning curve than when I started with dtml. We're also discovering a
> number of benefits to the conversion as well.
> If anyone is interested, I can post a synopsis of my experience with the
> conversion from dtml to zpt.
> As I said.. so far the only outstanding issue for me is the
> dtml-sendmail tag.
Because they don't fit ZPTs requirements (well-formed XML/HTML),
mail messages are actually one of the things we use DTML for
changed the mechanism by which the DTML is called, however; rather
than making it the top-level page, we call it via an intervening
page template or Python script. For example, look at the "password
reminder" mechanism in CMFDefault:
- The "I forgot my password" link takes you to a form, 'password_form',
generated via ZPT;
- The "target" page of that form is a PythonScript, 'mail_password';
this script just calls the 'mail_password' method of the registration
- The tool's method looks up the information for the user, and
then calls a DTMLMethod; finally, it returns a ZPT confirmation
- The DTMLMethod, 'mail_password_template', formats and sends the
mail; it has *no* UI impact at all.
Tres Seaver email@example.com
Zope Corporation "Zope Dealers" http://www.zope.com