[Grok-dev] Newbie question: adding static document at site root?

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Wed Sep 24 10:37:52 EDT 2008

Pete Hunt wrote:
> Hi -
> I'm developing a Flash/Flex application which communicates with Grok via 
> AMF. The problem is, in order for the security to work, I need to add a 
> crossdomain.xml file to the site root (http://host/crossdomain.xml). 
> Unfortunately, I can only create views off of my application's path 
> (http://host/myapp/blah), and I can't for the life of me figure out how 
> to add a static file via the ZMI to the site root.
> Any help would be much appreciated!

Besides using the ZMI, you could also create an view for your actual 
root, implement its render() method and let that return the open file, 
something like this:

class crossdomain(grok.View):

    def render(self):
        return open('mystaticfile', 'rb')

What to fill in for grok.context() is the challenge here, that's the 

from zope.app.folder.interfaces import IRootFolder

so it's going to be grok.context(IRootFolder)

The benefit of doing this in code is that it will be shippable with your 
application without you having to instruct people to use the ZMI.



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