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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [clutch.py] Split into data and presentation?
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:01:21 GMT
On 19 October 2011 01:18, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
> sebb wrote:
>>
>> At present, clutch.py generates the output HTML directly.
>
> To clarify for others (i know that sebb knows):
> It generates the whole xml into site-author, using some
> fragments of html that are hard-coded in the clutch.py code.
> Anakia then generates the html page as normal.

Yes, sorry, I overlooked the Anakia stage; what I meant was that the
code generates most of the formatting.

>> This means embedding HTML in the python code, which is awkward to
>> read, and a bit more difficult to update.
>>
>> Would it be worth changing this so the python code only creates the
>> raw data as several XML/HTML entities (like current.ent/dormant.ent)?
>>
>> The enclosing clutch.html page can then be generated and maintained
>> like projects/index.
>
> Yes please. There is a vague fixme note in the code.
> Sorry i do not have the time at the moment.
> So if you can manage my horrid code then please do.

I would not call it horrid; it has not bitten me yet!

> -David
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