[Zope] Zope ZMI Templates

Tim Nash thedagdae at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 20:05:46 EST 2008

The other important difference between ajax loaded pages and iframes
is that when you click on a link within an iframe page, the returned
page is loaded into the same iframe.
If I am not being clear, please check out this png file.
<a href="http://medicinebrain.com/iframe.png">
In this png I did a search for DML Docs within a tab panel and the
search results are loaded into the same tab.

BTW, I would like to simplify the zmi even more for my users. I want
to hide various tabs (eg. security, find, etc) and I want to restrict
the number of products they are shown in the drop down box for adding
to a folder.
However, I still want to offer complete zmi functionality to the
overall administrator.
I can probably hide the security tabs using css (the overall admin
won't load the css sheet) but how can I control the products displayed
to a user in the folder view of the zmi?


On Jan 16, 2008 9:54 AM, Andreas Jung <lists at zopyx.com> wrote:
> --On 16. Januar 2008 09:33:58 +0100 Tino Wildenhain <tino at wildenhain.de>
> wrote:
> > Tim Nash wrote:
> >> Jurian,
> >>   While the ZMI is a bit geeky for the average user, it works quite
> >> well inside an iframe.
> >> iframes are used by many ajax/web2 (whatever you want to call it)
> >> libraries. So in my application (for example) I currently make ajax
> >> calls to load specific zmi pages inside tabs of a window layout.
> >
> > IFRames. You should avoid those. With ajax or similar its easy to skip
> > such stuff and just replace any named container tag.
> Iframes are still a valid choice in case asynchronous won't work e.g. when
> you need to load resources from servers != your origin server. Due the
> security model of asynchronous requests, a browser will only load stuff
> from the origin server. Iframes are a way to work around this limitation -
> ugly as you said, but sometimes a good workaround.
> Ansdeas

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