[Product-Developers] Re: Where does it hurt?
jonb at onenw.org
Tue May 20 16:43:24 UTC 2008
On May 20, 2008, at 6:06 AM, Dylan Jay wrote:
> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
>> Previously Martijn Pieters wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net
>>> > wrote:
>>>>> Style sheets and images don't, and people may prefer skin layers.
>>>> Style sheets often want DTML, which is not supported in browser
>>> Nothing stops you from using ZPT for this. ZPT may be a bit more
>>> cumbersome to use when outputting a non-XML format, but not that
>> Of course you can. But is is incredibly awkward to use an XML
>> templating language for a pure text format. We don't want to inflict
>> that on users. Have you ever looked at our email templates? They are
>> amazingly painful to read for that very reason.
> pretty much all that gets replaced is colours + 2 widths. so I don't
> think matters much the templating. I'd personally prefer no logic in
> the css since it makes it hard to work with css people who aren't
The main win (for us at least) for using DTML in our CSS isn't logic,
per se; it's the ability to grab the portal_url variable so that we
can set background images with an absolute url. (We do that in every
single customized theme we create, and like Wiggy, I shudder at the
thought of doing that in ZPT.)
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