[Framework-Team] Re: Base tag

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Sun Mar 11 06:23:46 UTC 2007

Geir Bækholt · Plone Solutions wrote:
> On 9. mar. 2007, at 17.22, Laurence Rowe wrote:
>>> I would vote for keeping the base tag anyway, as it would make the  
>>> site not break if someone makes a wrong link somewhere.
>>> Another possibility to help this would be to make all folderish  
>>> content redirect to get the trailing slash, like Apache does.
>> +1 on redirecting
>> Historically the Zope mantra has been to return data rather than  
>> redirect to save the overhead of processing an extra request. Plone  
>> is a complex application and I suspect this overhead is negligible  
>> compared to rendering a page. Matching Apache's behaviour would  
>> make things conceptually simpler.
>> INonStructuralFolders should probably not have a trailing slash  
>> appended.
> If INonStructuralFolders don't redirect and don't have base tags,  
> relative links to the objects contained in them may easily break.  
> They exhibit the exact same behavior as normal folders…

Yes. An INonStructuralFolder should be treated exactly the same as a 
real folder; the interface pertains to the Plone UI only. 
isPrincipiaFolderish should be the only thing we check.


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