[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.6 Edition)/Using Zope Page Templates

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A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/2_6Edition/ZPT.stx#2-49


    First, create a "temporary" mock up of a file library page using
    an HTML "WYSIWYG" ("What You See Is What You Get") editor.
    Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe GoLive, and Netscape Composer are
    examples of WYSIWYG tools.  While you are creating the mockup,
    just save it to a file on your hard disk.

      % Anonymous User - Nov. 4, 2003 10:19 am:
       Is this digression into using third party programs necessary at this point. It looks to me like we are trying
       to learn something about TAL.
       Is it conceivable that I simply create an index_html in the file library using Page Template and dump this
       code into it.
       Here are some good reasons to answer this question: 
       a) I did not succeed in saving my Netscape to the site; so I am not learning TAL;
       b) I created a Page Template and dumped the code into it, but got an error. Is that due to the fact than I
       did not use my editor to same the contents or is there another reason? I am not learning TAl.
       c) Importing from 3rd party software is not explained here; you have to go out to different documents then
       come back. You don't learn TAL.
       Tom Snell

      % Anonymous User - Nov. 4, 2003 10:21 am:
       did not use my editor to save the contents

      % Anonymous User - Nov. 13, 2003 4:24 pm:
       cant u just use notepad, c/p the contents, and save it as an html file?

      % joegold - Nov. 26, 2003 4:41 am:
       I found this confusing. I typed the sample into the Mozilla composer but didn't have the option of saving it
       anywhere but my local file system. I tried typing in the http://localhost.../source.html but could not find a
       combination that would work. I finally just created a Page Template named index_html and pasted in the code. I
       wasn't sure that would work because I'm a beginner and thought that maybe the described method does something
       different. It doesn't hurt to mention that they're available but it would also be nice to know that you can
       just past the code directly into Zope without going through the rest of it.

      % Orionrobots - Nov. 27, 2003 6:06 am:
       I think for now - you will probably need to use the ZMI to edit it- unless you have set up an external
       editor. The simplest way t6o use an external editor(until you read the section on setting one up) is to save
       it locally - and copy-paste the resulting code into the ZMI.

      % Anonymous User - Feb. 1, 2004 3:00 am:
       Darrr! Is it just me or are these people annoying? If you don't understand this stuff go and learn a little
       more before tackling Zope!

      % Anonymous User - Feb. 4, 2004 6:58 am:
       Comments such as the one above help no one. If you find the comments annoying, turn them off at the top of
       the page. This is the basic documentation for Zope and, as such, should be accessible to all.

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