Difficulties with Actions
derek.richardson at gatech.edu
Mon Oct 8 17:50:38 UTC 2007
I'm attempting to write a replacement for Plone CAS Login for Plone 3.0,
since the product hasn't been updated.
The 2.5 product changed the login portlet and the login form to go to
CAS. I've decided it is more elegant to simply have the "login" link on
the personal bar link to the CAS server login form and get rid of the
portlet and login form altogether, because, since the CAS server gathers
the username and password, there is no need for an entire portlet or
form - a link is just right.
cookies are enabled and this info is harvested on the linking page via
to the CAS server.
I don't know how to do this from a GenericSetup action registration. It
simply takes a URL which, while it can by dynamic, can't AFAICT include
This reminds me of a post I made a few weeks ago that received no
replies entitled "Vertically Stacked Dynamic Links in Document Actions".
It's short, so I'll include it here:
I want to get an entry on the document actions line that has multiple
links. Example: stacked on top of each other, "Atom Feed", "RSS2 Feed",
and "RSS Feed", each going to a separate url. But I don't want them
distributed horizontally, as separate document actions would have it.
Also, they must be dynamic based on the context - folder A may have all
3, while folder B lacks the RSS2 feed. I tried inserting another viewlet
into the manager, but so far haven't gotten it to work. So I'm asking
I am guessing that, if I hit the similar problems twice in two very
different contexts in a few weeks, either I have a systematic
misunderstanding or there's a real challenge here. It seems to me that
it would be nice if actions were more flexible, to be able to render a
nested viewlet as well as a URL. This would give product authors much
more flexibility. What do y'all think?
In the mean time, I need solutions to both of these problems in Plone
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