[Zope] DTML-comment (was DTML, Zope and Regex)
Wed, 10 Jul 2002 13:21:24 -0700
You can, more or less. DTML will disregard unknown tags, as will most HTML
rendering engines (XML is another matter).
So go ahead and changed <dtml-if> to <xdtml-if> and watch it get ignored.
Note that this is not a true dtml-comment, as the code between tags will
still appear in your output, but it's a handy trick for finding logic
But I would like to have a smaller alias for dtml-comment, too. Truthfully,
what I would really like is a 'Comments' tab in the ZMI for every object
allowing me to store adminstrative docs in the objects. And it would be
really great if I had a chocolate ice cream cone right about now,
preferrably in a waffle cone.
There. Now we are well and truly off-topic.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jorge O. Martinez [mailto:jmartinez@eMediaMillWorks.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:31 AM
> To: Chris McDonough
> Cc: Jim Penny; Charlie Reiman; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Zope] DTML, Zope and Regex
> Chris McDonough wrote:
> >>Looks like the security issue may be stepping on the usability
> > issue's toes,
> >>which ultimately may interfere into wider adoption as developers
> > with access to
> >>their own boxes will be more likely to go for Zope than developer
> > relying on
> > I think the problem is not having anybody with a determination to
> > focus on TTW scripting usability and lobby for some cohesive
> > proposal on dev.zope.org that would make it better for some future
> > revision of Zope. Regexes aren't the only thing that are annoying
> > to not have in TTW scripts, and thought needs to be given to what
> > gets included by default, and someobody needs to drive that effort.
> > "Not it!" ;-)
> On a different subject, but still with the usability issue for
> developers, I
> was thinking it would be nice to have some easier to use comment
> system for
> DTML code, for example for:
> <dtml-if foo>
> something here
> now you have to use the rather long <dtml-comment>
> </dtml-comment>, it would
> probably nice if you only had to do:
> <//dtml-if foo>
> <#dtml-if foo>
> And that would comment out all the code within that dtml tag. We
> could still
> use the <dtml-comment> tag for multi-tag commenting out.
> Anyhow, I know I am off the topic here, I just brought it up
> before I forget.
> Thanks to all who replied; sure helps enhance ZopeZen ;-)
> Jorge M.
> > - C
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