[ZPT] A simpler way?

Chris Withers chrisw@nipltd.com
Sun, 28 Jul 2002 09:28:45 +0100

Hey Tone :-)

Tony McDonald wrote:
> The equivalent in PT is this;
> <td colspan="2" tal:content="structure
> python:test(request.SESSION['username']==user.getUserName(),
> here.edit_map_bc(here, request), here.home_map_staff(here, request))">
> What user map to show.
> </td>
> I've been doing PT for quite some time now, but that little construct took
> *ages* to figure out.

Which bit of the construct took the most time to come up with?

> I suppose my question is in two parts really; is there a cleaner way of
> doing the if-then-else construct? 

I'd probably to it as:

<td colspan="2" tal:define="isUser 
   <tal:x condition="isUser" replace="here/edit_map_bc"/>
   <tal:x condition="not:isUser" replace="here/home_map_staff"/>

...but mixing DTML and ZPT like this will often look horrible :-S

> And is anyone aware of large-scale PT
> projects that I can glean PT-like idioms from?

Zope 3 ;-)

But, there also the language references:


...and the tutorial: