[Seaside] About Seaside 3.0

Ramon Leon ramon.leon at allresnet.com
Sun Jul 13 02:16:40 UTC 2008

> I was talking about html templates, because, they are easier 
> to build, and read, with css, than the seaside concepts, I think.

Then I agree with Colin, templates are a step backwards, been there, done
that, glad we've moved beyond it.  Templates were never a good idea because
they force you to mix in some kind of code in with them to do anything at
all interesting, even a simple grid full of data requires at a minimum a
loop construct and html is a horrible syntax for a programming language.  If
Smalltalk code is capable of representing the exact same data structures as
html is, then we don't need html, and the tools for dealing with code are
vastly superior to the tools for dealing with html.  Seaside's throwing out
templates is one of its best and most bold features.

Ramon Leon

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