[Zope] TTW Edit Lost when there is a syntax error

Dennis Allison allison@sumeru.stanford.EDU
Wed, 4 Jun 2003 22:48:28 -0700 (PDT)

I use vi with the external editor, but it has the same problem--if you 
write and close and there is a syntax error, the changes are lost.  If I
keep the edit open, there is a copy and you can recover--but there's no
error information returned.

And yes, we are using DTML.  It with Python meets our needs very well.
And now we have legacy code, etc.

And the back button does not do the job--[back] takes you to the unedited 
version.  The edits are lost :-(  

On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Andy McKay wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-06-04 at 13:31, Dennis Allison wrote:
> > This happens to me and my co-developer a lot.  We make a bunch of changes
> > to a file using Zope's TTW editor and go to save it, but there are syntax
> > errors, and we lose the edits.  Is there a patch to prevent this from
> > happening?  (And, if not, why not?  Is there some hidden gotcha that
> > prevents it?)
> Back button - some browsers will keep it in your cache. Sounds like you
> are editing DTML, this doesnt happen in ZPT or Python and I really thing
> DTML should be treated the same, however...
> There are other ways to edit: External Editor, WebDAV, FTP or maybe even
> something like FileSystem Directory View. Check out External Editor for
> a start :)
> -- 
>   Andy McKay