[Grok-dev] Re: Computing URLs relative to the application

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Wed Apr 4 19:29:23 EDT 2007

Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>>> Hey there,
>>> I find it a very common requirement to compute URLs relative to the 
>>> grok.Application object. I'm inclined to introduce an 
>>> application_url() method on grok.View.
>>> Thoughts?
>> +1, this is very common in Plone as well where we have a $portal_url 
>> globally in the template namespace.
> Yes. Of course, that global stuff is evil (I just hope it'll go away in 
> Plone). The natural namespace for such optimizations/shortcuts is the 
> 'view' object.

Sure. But there should be some common mechanism in Grok for this (the 
common view base class is probably fine) so that each view doesn't need 
to define it for itself!


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