[Zope3-dev] Last chance to comment on Simplify skinning
gary at zope.com
Wed Feb 15 23:47:13 EST 2006
On Feb 15, 2006, at 6:03 AM, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> Hi there,
> a while back I wrote a proposal on simplifying the skinning system
> (http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/SimplifySkinning). I got a lot of useful
> feedback which in turn made me update the proposal. Since then I
> heard much comments. I would like to start implementing it soon,
> especially since the time schedule has been moved up one month. Please
> speak up now if you got any remaining comments.
> Silence is assent :).
I guess I'm +0 on your current proposal, and +1 on its goals.
I like many parts of it. I didn't like the fact that the zcml ended
up being longer. I didn't love that people had to start asking
questions about interface types in order to register a skin.
Interface types are a cost--another layer of abstraction, another
potentially mind-blowing thing to explain.
You are already suggesting changing the zcml, and I'd like to see a
compromise between the brevity of the current zcml and the conceptual
clarity of your proposed changes.
I tried to brainstorm, but didn't love what I came up with. Maybe it
can take us somewhere. What if we still deprecated browser:layer but
kept a redefined version of browser:skin? Then your zcml--
The rest of your example would remain the same.
It doesn't accomplish everything you set out to do, and that's a
shame, but it feels like a compromise with a reasonable counter-
argument: defining skins is a basic task often introduced early on
with teaching Zope, and it's a shame to have to bloat the zcml and
teach advanced topics too soon.
I'd like to at least get the <interface...> zcml out of this story.
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