[Zope3-Users] zc.tables integration with Zope3

David Pratt fairwinds at eastlink.ca
Tue Aug 22 09:27:16 EDT 2006

Hi Stephan. Could a Zope3 branch be set up in the zope repository so 
that your enhanced tables code can be added to the branch (so contents 
view refactored using it)? The contents view class could be the model 
for using the tables package in zope3. In fact, it could be become the 
base class with overrides to columns for custom views to provide sorting 
and batching (with the capability of displaying DC data).

I like the idea of using divs to create generic presentation structures 
with batching and sorting capability. I had similar thoughts of 
modifying zc.tables to do something similar (after reading the code).

Has anyone an opinion about Boston vs Rotterdam as default skin and
the need for a generic batching utility? I think at some point, it is 
time to say out with the old and in with the new - particularly since 
viewlets factor largely in skinning (and skinning flexibility). I think 
if this is what is advocated for skinning, Zope3 ought to be presented 
with a default skin that uses this approach. Many thanks.


Stephan Richter wrote:
> On Monday 21 August 2006 15:14, David Pratt wrote:
>> Hi. I am wondering if zc.tables could not be incorporated into Zope3
>> trunk. My rational for its inclusion is so that the contents views may
>> be refactored to use it. The current contents view makes little sense
>> without batching and sorting. The ZMI could really use this basic face
>> lift to bring it in line with the fundamental views provided in its
>> Zope2 counterpart. I'd also suggest that the Boston skin be given
>> preference over rotterdam as the default skin for zope.
> zc.table still needs an iteration or two before it is ready for the trunk. I 
> have started a branch for another iteration, but it will take me a while to 
> complete. My goal is to cleanly include some of my enhancements (already 
> checked in for demonstration), to generalize the code and make a "div" based 
> alternative.
> Regards,
> Stephan

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