[Zope-CMF] <metal> and <tal> tag in ZPT

Michael McLay mclay@nist.gov
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 15:51:37 -0400

In the page template portal_skins/zpt_generic/main_template the following 
statement seems to be an error. 

    <metal:block define-slot="base" /> 

I found no reference to a <metal> in the current METAL or TAL specification.

I also found serveral comments in the Zope Book AdvZPT in which a <tal> tag 
was used. Here's one of the examples:

  <tal:formfields repeat="field python:form.get_fields()">
  <tal:fieldid define="fieldId python:field.getId()">
  <p class="errorMessage"

Is this residual syntax from an earlier form of TAL and METAL?  This seems to 
be the case but the <tal> comments were posted very recently. Is the syntax 
a new addition to TAL?

Muddling through the documentation for over an hour has not made the correct 
interpretation apparent to me. Am I missing something obvious?