Zope Tutorial Glossary

Glossary Glossary

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DateTime
A DTML function to get the current time or to create a date time object given a string.

DTML Reference

DTML
A tag-based reporting language, like ASP or PHP. It allows you to perform operations on Zope objects and insert the results in web pages.

For more information on DTML see the DTML chapter of The Zope Book.

DTML Document
A Zope object for a web page. You can use DTML tags in a DTML document.

For more information on DTML Documents see the Basic Objects chapter of The Zope Book.

API Documentation

DTML Method
A Zope object that holds a piece of content that can be inserted into a web page. You can use DTML tags in a DTML Method.

For more information on DTML Methods see the Basic Objects chapter of The Zope Book.

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Delete
Remove an object from the current Folder. Unlike Cut, this does not place a copy of the object in the clipboard.

Cut
Remove a Zope object from its current location and place it in the clipboard.

Copy
Copy a Zope object to the clipboard.

Database Connection
A Zope object to connect to a relational database.

For more information on Database Connections see the Relational Database chapter of The Zope Book.

<dtml-call>
A DTML tag that allows your to perform an action without inserting anything into a web page.

For more information on <dtml-call> tag see the Advanced DTML chapter of The Zope Book.

DTML Reference

<dtml-if>
A DTML tag that allows you to conditionally insert objects into a DTML Document or DTML Method.

For more information on <dtml-if> tag see the DTML chapter of The Zope Book.

DTML Reference

<dtml-in>
A DTML tag that allows you to loop over a sequence of objects.

For more information on <dtml-in> tag see the DTML chapter of The Zope Book.

DTML Reference

<dtml-var>
A DTML tag that allows you to insert objects into a DTML Document or DTML Method.

For more information on <dtml-var> tag see the DTML chapter of The Zope Book.

DTML Reference

<dtml-sendmail>
A DTML tag that sends email.

For more information on <dtml-sendmail> tag see the Advanced DTML chapter of The Zope Book.

DTML Reference

Folder
A Zope object that contains other Zope objects. You can move objects between Folders by cutting and pasting them. You can add new objects to Folders with the product add list.

For more information on Folders see the Basic Objects chapter of The Zope Book.

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HTTP Cookies
Cookies allow you to record information in a visitor's browser. This is commonly used to provide personalization for a web site.

id
All Zope objects have an identifier known as the id. The id is a short string that contains letters and numbers, spaces, underscores, dashes, commas and tildes. Here are some example ids: index.html, My Page, item-12.

Image
A Zope object for a picture.

For more information on Images see the Basic Objects chapter of The Zope Book.

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index_html
The name of the default Zope object in a Folder. When you view a Folder the index_html object will be displayed unless you specify otherwise. This is just like the index.html or default.htm default web page with a normal web server.

Mail Host
A Zope object that allows you to send email. Use the <dtml-sendmail> tag to send email.

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Paste
Insert the objects from the clipboard into the current Folder.

product add list
The list of addable objects. Select an object from the product add list to create a new object in the current Folder.

Properties
Properties contain small pieces of content.

For more information on Properties see the Basic Objects chapter of The Zope Book.

API Documentation

standard_html_header
The standard Zope header object. By convention this object displays an HTML header.

standard_html_footer
The standard Zope footer object. By convention this object displays an HTML footer.

title
Most Zope objects can have titles. Titles are optional one line descriptions.

Undo
Allows you to recover from mistakes by undoing a transaction.

ZSQL Method
A Zope object to get data into or out of a relational database.

For more information on ZSQL Methods see the Relational Database chapter of The Zope Book.

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