[Zope-CMF] [dev] more add menu changes

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Thu Aug 7 13:21:15 EDT 2008

Hi Yuppie,

yuppie-4 wrote:
>> I don't suppose there's a way to make all FTI's expose actions, and just
>> construct an appropriate fallback URL (e.g. createObject or whatever) if
>> no
>> add view has been specified? That'd mean folder_factories could just loop
>> through the actions.
> Not sure I understand what you propose. folder_factories is a form that 
> allows to specify type and ID. I don't think we should ask for the ID 
> *before* showing the add view. And if we have no add view, we need 
> folder_factories' ID input field.

Ah.... In Plone, folder_factories is a list of addable types. You click
"Add" next to each one and it's created with a temporary ID. Then you save
it, and it's renamed to a better ID, usually.

> But this might work: If we also implement the traverser, the traverser 
> could return a default add view that just asks for the ID. In that case 
> we could use actions for newstyle and oldstyle types.

That may be nice.

> That solution would change the add procedure for oldstyle types, but 
> maybe that's better than listing newstyle and oldstyle types in two 
> different places.

I think so. Why should the user have to know whether something is "old" or

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