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

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    The *Expand macros with editing* control is explained in the
    chapter entitled "Advanced Page Templates":AdvZPT.stx.

      % Anonymous User - Nov. 4, 2003 10:47 am:
       Creating a Page Template  was the last headline.

       Simple Expressions   is the next one?  How about:

       Understanding TAL Statements       then
         The Structure of TAL Statements   then
         Expressions                       then
           Path Expressions

       It is virtually impossible to penetrate this text.

      % Anonymous User - Feb. 1, 2004 12:46 am:
       My 2c:

       I have to put in and say that this is not really very useful as an introductory text. It's more like the
       O'Reilly 'in a nutshell' series. It is easy for someone with programming, and particularly templating
       experience, but not for a beginner, which is what it should be aimed at, since it is the core documentation
       for Zope. That said, this manual is still in its formative stages; I'm just agreeing with the need for more
       thorough explanation and partitioning of concepts into sections... Ahh, if only there was time...

      % Anonymous User - Feb. 25, 2004 5:32 pm:
       # It is virtually impossible to penetrate this text.

       I agree that there is a need for beginner-level documentation, feel free to contribute and write something.
       It is F/OSS after all. There's nothing stopping you from fleshing out your outline. Go for it! You could even
       paste a link and maybe somebody will merge it into the text.
       That being said, here's a couple of links to a 4-part ZPT tutorial by Harish Kamath:


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