[Zope] Disabling "Expand macros when editing"

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Fri Sep 4 10:41:02 EDT 2009

On 04.09.09 16:37, Damon Butler wrote:
> Maurits van Rees wrote:
>> Damon Butler, on 2009-09-03:
>>> Hi,
>>> We just recently upgraded from various installations of Zope 2.7/2.9 to 
>>> Zope 2.10. The page template feature "Expand macros when editing" is 
>>> causing us major headaches. It is checked on by default, and as a 
>>> result, the instant we wish to view the source code of any ZPT, it has 
>>> been mangled into "expanded" form before we have a chance to do anything 
>>> to it.
>>> How can we turn this feature off globally? Right now, it is flatly 
>>> impossible for us to edit most of our ZPTs because the instant we even 
>>> look at them they are mangled. We can't even uncheck the option without 
>>> saving the mangled version.
>>> It's Catch-22 of the worst sort. Please help!
>> I created a fresh Zope 2.10.9 instance.  This option is not checked by
>> default.  But when you check it and save the form it remains checked
>> for that template.
>> Try appending ?expand:int=0 to the url.  That does the trick for me.
> Thanks for the reply, Maurits. However, your URL trick makes absolutely 
> no difference whatsoever. The ZPT code has already been "expanded" even 
> when we avoid the ZMI and access the ZPT by putting the URL to the ZPT 
> object -- with your query parameter -- into our browser.
> We are currently using Zope 2.10.6. Has this problem been fixed with 
> Zope 2.10.9?
> I simply cannot believe that there is NO WAY to turn this option off. 
> How silly is it that it appears to be literally impossible to view the 
> original source code for a ZPT?!
Bugs that are not reported in the bugtracker can not be fixed :-)

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