Mon, 21 Jul 2003 19:52:53 +0200
On 2003-07-21 at 18:56:17 [+0200], Jim Penny wrote:
> 1) index_html is ALWAYS a Script (Python) in any of my code from the
> last 18 months.
> 2) The main form will have ZPT in it, only to do error handling.
> The ISBN_entry_form_pt [the tal presents an error message, if present,
> and fills in the form with the most recent values if said values are in
> the request. This should happen only after an error.]:
Having looked at the forms and the scripts I can understand why you do this
but it's not my preferred solution: I've gone on to breaking my scripts
into smaller ones for manageability and explicit application function: my
form processing script calls various dedicated checking scripts and usually
has returns which are binary opposed: "if not error: success". I find the
folder model also works well to help me remember without looking at the
code what happens in any particular context. Mind you, I haven't got those
18 months yet!!!
ZPT TALES and METAL-macros allow you to reduce the the form to a single ZPT
and I initialise the variables all together at the top of the template as
required. So I think this is somewhat a matter of style.