[Zope] dtml to xml migration

Donald Braman donald.braman@yale.edu
Wed, 23 May 2001 16:30:29 -0500

Here's where I got it...apparently I read too much into the phrase 
"replacing dtml" in the write-up. 

February 19th Zope News 
Zope Presentation Templates, by Ethan Fremen

Zope Presentation Templates now in an alpha release, have the promise of 
both replacing dtml and integrating well with wysiwyg tools, like Adobe 

I'm really excited about this project: it should go a long way towards 
us being able to have real separation of logic, presentation, and data.

The basic idea is that attributes in a namespace will control 
manipulation of nodes in a native XML namespace: the most common example 
will be XHTML.

This means that you'll no longer have a page so saturated with 
additional tags that you cannot identify the underlying XHTML: instead, 
you'll have a well formed document that your editor can play nicely 


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Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 12:56:49 -0500
From: "Steve Drees" <drees@the-bridge.net>
Reply-To: "Steve Drees" <drees@the-bridge.net>
To: <donald.braman@yale.edu>, <zope@zope.org>
Subject: RE: [Zope] dtml to xml migration

> I've built a site using Zope that uses a bit of dtml. I would like to
> begin migrating the code to xml in anticipation of Zope's phasing out 
> dtml. Would that be premature? If not, any advice on how best to
> approach it?

Zope is phasing out dtml? Since when?
There's lots of work being done on Zope Page Templates but I am pretty 
those aren't going to replace dtml. dtml will be here for a long time.

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Donald Braman