[Product-Developers] Re: custom at edit form?

Derek Richardson derek.richardson at gatech.edu
Fri Mar 14 13:21:03 UTC 2008

Derek Richardson wrote:
> Hedley Roos wrote:
>> Don't customize base_edit. It is a bad idea in most cases. But if you
>> feel inclined to do so then remember to also copy the .metadata file
>> to your skins dir or the Form Controller won't know how to glue the
>> process together.
> I did not customize base_edit in place. I tried copying base_edit, 
> renaming the copy, and using that as my edit form. I also tried the code 
> you gave me. Both failed in the same way.
> I copied and renamed the .metadata file, hoping that would fix the 
> error. No go. No one had mentioned the .metadata file before. Perhaps 
> there is something else I need to do that no one has mentioned yet?
> The problem is that there is no "errors" in context when the processing 
> gets to field.pt. I am guessing "errors" is put there by the validator, 
> which is invoked based on the .metadata file. So, I think I still have a 
> mistake in this area, despite copying and renaming the .metadata file. I 
>  have skills with Zope (primarily 3) but this controller page template 
> stuff is new to me. Any hints, even (especially?) the obvious, are 
> appreciated.
> I read the relevant bit of the Definitive Guide, but have been unable to 
> find more info on controller page templates. I re-bought Martin's book 
> in e-book form and searched for info on customizing edit forms and came 
> up without enough. I'm doing everything I know to solve this problem, 
> which is urgent for me. Custom edit forms cannot be this unusual! I am 
> pleading for assistance.

OK, it's resolved now, by using a new buildout. Don't know what the 
problem was with the old one. Mad props to MatthewWilkes who accepted an 
emailed .tar.gz, did the customization himself, and proved that it works 
(in 3.1, 3.0.5, and 3.0.6)!


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