[Zope-CMF] Design approach questions: unique content-ish items?
jdoyon at NRCan.gc.ca
Mon Sep 17 13:15:42 EDT 2007
Indeed, I suppose that takes care of creation ... I'm more worried about
the expense of looking them up.
Right now I do a catalog query every time I was to get to such an
object, which seems like a lot of overhead.
The componentutility from GS wants the object to be in the root for some
reason (Although from reading the code, it wasn't always so?).
Maybe I can run a provideUtility() on the objects I'm interested in
myself manually ... What is the rational for only supporting objects in
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[mailto:zope-cmf-bounces at lists.zope.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Jung
Sent: September 16, 2007 08:05
To: Doyon, Jean-Francois; zope-cmf at zope.org
Subject: Re: [Zope-CMF] Design approach questions: unique content-ish
--On 14. September 2007 15:21:28 -0400 "Doyon, Jean-Francois"
<jdoyon at NRCan.gc.ca> wrote:
> So, I have this situation happen often enough, and I'm not sure what
> would be the best way to approach it. The context is a Zope + CMF
> (latest) framework deigned to host multiple sites, but where the
> content management part is purely internal, we manage sites
> internally, and the public facing part is not interactive to users,
> they can't log-in, register, or anything like that.
> I have object types that need to exist just once, but need to do much
> more than a standard tool is expected to.
> The basic example is the search functionality and user interfaces.
> Less obvious is a key feature of one major client site where they have
> a mapping tool (as in geographical maps), and many other parts of the
> site revolve around it, link to it, etc ... It's in many ways a
> utility, but also a contentish/fodlerish type!
> I cannot assume WHERE such an object might be wanted, one client site
> could want it in one folder, and another in the root (becaue of
> navigation, breadcrumbs, individual site layouts, etc ...).
I would create a standard CMF-ish content-type. You can check at
creation time if such an object already exists (through a catalog
search). If yes, you throw an exception, if not you proceed....should be
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