[Product-Developers] Re: z3c.form widget traversal and validation

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 00:35:41 UTC 2010


On 5 March 2010 08:17, David Glick <davidglick at groundwire.org> wrote:
> I have a z3c.form form that overrides its getContent method based on a
> property of the current authenticated member.  That is, the data being
> edited by the form depends on which user is logged in.


> This form also has a NamedImage field (from plone.namedfile), which
> displays a preview of the current image by traversing to ++widget++logo
> on the form (logo is the name of the field).


> But this doesn't work in this case, because in order to traverse to a
> widget, the code that handles this traversal (in
> plone.z3cform.traversal) must call the form's update method, which in
> turn calls updateWidgets.  But update also relies on being able to get
> the form's data, so it calls getContent, which fails because there is no
> authenticated member yet, since authentication happens after traversal.


> Any ideas about how I can get out of this pickle?

Not really. You have to do update(), otherwise you don't have enough
information on the widget. In a lot of cases, the fields/widgets
aren't even fully konwn until update() is done.

Could you replace your getContent() return value with some kind of
proxy that lazily looks up the user?


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