[Zope] Zope ZMI Templates

Tom Von Lahndorff tom at modscape.com
Thu Jan 17 09:25:56 EST 2008

You really should be writing a custom UI for this rather than hacking  
the ZMI. It will probably take less time, be much more manageable,  
flexible and secure.

On Jan 16, 2008, at 8:05 PM, Tim Nash wrote:

> 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">
> http://medicinebrain.com/iframe.png
> </a>
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Tim
> 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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