[Chicago] Forms + widget support layer

Cosmin Stejerean cstejerean at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 17:09:14 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Garrett Smith <g at rrett.us.com> wrote:

> I'm in the market for a light weight component that sits somewhere between
> inbound HTTP requests and page/HTML generation that provides stuff like
> this:
> * Encoding and decoding of widget/field values to and from HTTP/HTML land
> * Field value validation
> * Form validation
> * Enough flexibility to support custom HTML+JavaScript widgets
> * Light weight controller facility
> * Not tied to a particular templating engine
> z3c.forms is very much in this vein, but seems to come with sundry other z3
> baggage. Maybe this isn't as bad as it sounds.
> ToscaWidgets kinda does this.
> And of course, Django has this sort of thing built in.
> I'm looking for something along the lines of Webob -- stand alone, very
> light touch, but without enough support to make my life coding forms and
> integrating widgets much easier.
> Garrett
Cosmin Stejerean
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