Zope is the leading Open Source web application server. Zope enables teams to collaborate in the creation and management of dynamic web-based business applications such as intranets and portals.
Zope is a powerful system for dynamic content delivery. It provides: –Web to objects: Zope provides a unique architecture for mapping URLs to object messages. –Integrated object database. The heart of Zope is its integrated object database. This powerful object store provides seamless access ((through URLs. –Rich HTML. Our documents add rich programming to HTML, including iteration, conditional testing, variable insertion, HTTP headers, cookies, and more.
Powerful User Folders. –Users and passwords can be added to any URL level. –Sophisticated but simple sharing. –The Zope object system implements a breakthrough in object orientation called acquisition. This lets you share information along a URL, from higher up an organization to down below.
Built-in objects. –Zope automatically provides useful objects for website builders. These include DMTL Methods, DTML Documents, Images,Folders,UserFolders, and MailHost objects. Additionally, there is a Control Panel that allows application and database management. Application integration. –Zope provides tight integration with other products in the Zope line.
Cross platform. –The Zope line has great reach and high performance across a number of operating systems and Web servers.
Zope allows you to create and manage objects through the web. Zope uses DTML documents for web pages. Create Zope objects by choosing them from the product add list. View Zope objects by clicking the view tab. Insert content in web pages with the tag.
Zope files and documents have a lot in common with conventional web pages –They have names, are arranged in hierarchies, and have URLs that correspond to their locations. Folders contain other Zope objects. The default object for a Folder is named index_html. The Zope management screens allow you to navigate between folders and determine the URLs of objects.
You can organize Zope object in folders. You can create new folders and move objects between folders. You can move Zope objects around with Cut and Paste. Folders contain other Zope objects. Moving a Zope object between folders changes its URL.
By consolidating content into components such as a common footer you can provide a uniform look and feel for your web site. Properties contain small pieces of content. Use the tag to insert properties into web pages. standard_html_footer is used as the default Zope web page footer.
Multiple Zope objects can be combined to form complex web pages. DTML Methods contain chunks of content. Web pages can insert content from DTML Methods. You can recover from mistakes with Undo.
You can programmatically build web pages with groups of objects by looping over them and inserting them. iterates over a list of objects. inserts the current object when looping over a list of objects. You can get the contents of a folder by calling its objectValues method.
Images can display themselves and can also provide useful information such as size, title, and URL. Get the contents of a Folder with the objectValues method. Get the size of an Image with the getSize method. Get the URL of an object with the absolute_url method.
You can use forms to pass information between Zope objects. You can programmatically create new Zope objects. Zope documents can be the action of HTML forms. The tag performs an action without inserting anything into a web page. Create new images in folder with the manage_addImage method.
After you create a mail host, you can send mail from any Zope document using the tag. Mail Hosts allow you to send email. The tag sends an email message.
Zope can work with data from relational databases in the same way it treats other Zope objects. Database connections tell Zope about relational databases. ZSQL methods get information out of or into a relational database.
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