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Linux Journal: At the Forge: Zope Products

Feb 19, 2002, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Reuven M. Lerner)
"Last month we took an initial look at the open-source Zope application server. In particular, we saw how you can use Zope's DTML (dynamic template markup language) tags to create simple dynamic sites, as well as how you can manage a web site using nothing more than a web browser.

But anyone who has worked with DTML knows that it ceases to be wonderful when you want to create something relatively complex. DTML is best when it is used sparingly or when its functionality is obvious; writing pages of DTML that contain a half-dozen nested conditional () tags quickly becomes unreadable and difficult to maintain, not to mention very nonmodular.

This month, we look at Zope products, which form the core of Zope's flexibility. After installing and working with some existing products, we will write our own simple product in Python."

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