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From "Michael C. Neel" <n...@mediapulse.com>
Subject RE: Talking about PSP: Internals
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2003 16:55:34 GMT

-----Original Message-----
From: David Fraser [mailto:davidf@sjsoft.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 4:31 AM
To: Jack Diederich
Cc: python-dev@httpd.apache.org
Subject: Re: Talking about PSP: Internals

Jack Diederich wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: peter@hawkins.emu.id.au (Peter Hawkins)
>>On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 11:36:08PM -0400, Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy 
>>>On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Michael C. Neel wrote:
>>>>wouldn't appeal to me, but I know a lot of developers who like the 
>>>>html generation features of CGI.pm; so I think it would be a pretty 
>>>>safe bet that there are other python developers who would go for 
>>>>this too.  I think if is was done in python well, allowing a very 
>>>>easy method to produce the more complex html (tags with several 
>>>>args), I would still like to check it out.
>>>I know this is getting OT, but have you tried HTMLgen?

With the amount of posts this list sees, I think these few OT posts just
took the S/N ratio up 200% =p

>>Is HTMLgen dead upstream? I maintain the debian package but there 
>>hasn't been a release in a long time.
>I like HyperText http://dustman.net/andy/python/HyperText/
>Extremely simple HTML generation
>  row = HTML.TD('this is the text', colspan=3, bgcolor='red') It is 
>completely HTML4.0 compliant, to the point it won't let you set 
>properties that aren't in the spec.  I've patched my local version to 
>add some of the defacto fields.
>Yes, I've seen this, it's a much better approach than HTMLgen I think.
Still like my idea of declarative 
>objects... but you could probably use 
>this to accomplish a similar thing with different syntax

I'll look into this.  Sometimes I'm not constrained by a designers
"vision" and can produce the more basic html that these system usally
generate.  The only way to not have the "I only have a hammer, so every
problem is a nail" syndrom is to get a screwdriver =p


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