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Dolmen applications content utilities

Downloads ↓ provides out-of-the-box utilities for Dolmen applications content.

Getting started

We import Grok and grok the package:

>>> import grok
>>> from grokcore.component import testing
>>> from zope.component.hooks import getSite

We create a dolmen.content content:

>>> from dolmen import content
>>> from import IDescriptiveSchema

>>> class Mammoth(content.Content):
...'A furry thing')
...    content.schema(IDescriptiveSchema)

>>> testing.grok_component("mammoth", Mammoth)

>>> manfred = Mammoth()
>>> manfred.title = u'A nice mammoth'

>>> site = getSite()
>>> site['manfred'] = manfred

Indexes registers two indexes to catalog the dolmen.content.IBaseContent created inside a Dolmen application:

>>> from import indexes

Base indexes

ContentIndexes indexes the content type attribute if a dolmen.content.interfaces.IContent object:

>>> indexes.ContentIndexes.__grok_indexes__
{'content_type': <grok.index.Field object at ...>}

DescriptiveIndexes handles the title and the description of a content implementing IDescriptiveSchema:

>>> indexes.DescriptiveIndexes.__grok_indexes__
{'description': <grok.index.Text object at ...>,
 'title': <grok.index.Text object at ...>}

Searchable text provides a simple 'ISearchableText' implementation, allowing full text searches. It comes in two parts.

The index:

>>> indexes.SearchableIndex.__grok_indexes__
{'searchabletext': <grok.index.Text object at ...>}

The adapter:

>>> from zope.index.text.interfaces import ISearchableText
>>> adapter = ISearchableText(manfred)
>>> adapter.getSearchableText()
(u'A nice mammoth', u'')


Thanks to dolmen.thumbnailer, provides a base thumbnailing policy, using ZODB blobs as storage and introducing a new scale.


Let's introspect our Miniaturizer component:

>>> from import thumbnails

>>> thumbnails.BlobMiniaturizer.factory
<class 'dolmen.blob.file.BlobValue'>

>>> print thumbnails.BlobMiniaturizer.scales
{'mini': (250, 250), 'square': (64, 64), 'thumb': (150, 150), 'large': (700, 700), 'small': (128, 128), 'preview': (400, 400)}

The new scale, 'square', scales down and crops the original image to provide a square thumbnail. This is done using a IThumbnailer adapter:

>>> from dolmen.thumbnailer import IThumbnailer
>>> thumbnails.SquareThumbnailer
<class ''>
>>> IThumbnailer.implementedBy(thumbnails.SquareThumbnailer)

Icon registration allows you to register an icon for your content type.

The default value

>>> from import icon
>>> icon.bind().get(manfred)

Retrieving the icon

>>> from zope.publisher.browser import TestRequest
>>> from zope.component import getMultiAdapter
>>> request = TestRequest()
>>> icon_view = getMultiAdapter((manfred, request), name="icon")
>>> icon_view()
'<img src="" alt="DescriptiveSchema" width="16" height="16" border="0" />'

Defining a content icon

Let's demonstrate the icon registration with a simple test:

>>> from zope import schema

>>> class IContentSchema(content.IContent):
...    text = schema.Text(title=u"A body text", default=u"N/A")

>>> class MyContent(content.Content):
...  """A simple content with an icon
...  """
...  content.schema(IContentSchema)
..."a simple content type")
...  icon('container.png')

>>> testing.grok_component("mycontent", MyContent)

Now, we check if our content has a given icon:

>>> elephant = site['elephant'] = MyContent()
>>> icon_view = getMultiAdapter((elephant, request), name="icon")
>>> icon_view()
'<img src="" alt="ContentSchema" width="16" height="16" border="0" />'

Trying to register an icon file that doesn't exist or cannot resolve will lead to an error:

>>> class AnotherContent(content.Content):
...  """Another content with an icon
...  """
...  content.schema(IContentSchema)
..."a simple content type")
...  icon('someimaginary thing.png')
Traceback (most recent call last):
GrokImportError: Directive 'icon' cannot resolve the file 'someimaginary thing.png'.


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1.0b2 (2011-02-15)

  • Back to the use of zope.i18nmessageid instead of zope.i18nmessage.
  • Added the condition inclusion of

1.0b1 (2011-02-14)

  • Using the latest dolmen.content.
  • now defines the IDescriptiveSchema interface that provides the zope.dublincore IDCDescriptiveProperties interface. This is to be used instead of the old IBaseContent from dolmen.content.
  • The indexes now use the new IDescriptiveSchema interface. Please note : this requires the migration of the existing applications.

1.0a3 (2010-06-04)

  • Added an icon for the OrderedContainer type.

1.0a2 (2010-06-04)

  • Corrected the icon grokker that failed if the icon directive was not set on a content.

1.0a1 (2010-06-04)

  • now defines the icon directive that used to live in dolmen.content. Added tests to demonstrate the new feature.

0.2.1 (2010-02-25)

  • Using PIL 1.1.7 instead of PILwoTK 1.1.6. This prevents having to declare a third party archive download location.
  • Maintenance cleaning for the release of Grok 1.1rc1. Code is now pep8 compliant.

0.2 (2010-02-01)

  • Added dolmen.blob include in configure.zcml.
  • Cleaning dependencies. The package is now free and relies on the latest Grok evolution.

0.1 (2009-11-02)

  • Initial release
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