[Grok-dev] A simple view grokker?

Martin Aspeli optilude+lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 05:51:57 EDT 2009

Hi folks,

Today, I've used grokcore.view (actually, five.grok) for a few views 
that are not, strictly speaking, browser pages. One of them is a form 
handler that does all its work in __call__() and then redirects to one 
of several possible pages. The other is a control panel form that uses 
some Plone base classes and z3c.form.

In both cases, I don't want a render() or a template. Unfortunately, I 
have to define an empty render() for the grok.View grokker to work. I'm 
also a bit worried that the various helpers that grok.View has in the 
base class could collide with some of the forms stuff.

Perhaps it would be nice to have a grok.SimpleView (better names 
welcome) grokker that registered a view and supported the various 
directives, but did not attempt to find a template or provided any base 
class functions beyond the __init__?


Author of `Professional Plone Development`, a book for developers who
want to work with Plone. See http://martinaspeli.net/plone-book

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