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> I am familiar with Deliverance... It's a very innovative solutionYes, too much of the underlying mechanics and history shows through;
> created to overcome the terrible theming mechanics of Plone.
still, it's a powerful system. In case anyone is interested, there's a
path through the maze:
> I have a few questions...I'm afraid I have to refer you to the deliverance mailing list:
You'll get more authoritative answers there.
> 1. How easy is it for someone with knowledge of only CSS & HTML to useIn the case of deliverance, you write an HTML template and CSS, and
> each of your proposed solutions?
then write rules to specify which elements of the source are spliced
into which parts of the template. You can use CSS3 or XPath selectors.
> Do they need to be able to write Python code?No Python. A designer can just write HTML/CSS, and either delegate the
writing of rules or use banjo (point and click rule generation in the
> 2. How long does it take to setup Deliverance or a Django reverseYou just need to know that element A of the source replaces element B
> proxy to display content using a complex skin? I know this is a
> difficult question... but once you know the app does it take much
> longer than creating a Drupal skin, for example?
in the theme.
> 3. What's the story with sharing login information?Deliverance is supposed to be perfectly transparent.
> To be honest, I am a little hesitant to take the approach you propose.No worries. I'm not actually using it seriously myself, just testing
> Please understand that I know technologically what you suggest is
like richtext editors can cause problems. It also hasn't quite settled
down yet: there are at least two routes being explored: deliverance
itself, and xdv ("a subset of Deliverance using a pure XSLT engine.
With xdv, you "compile" your theme and ruleset in one step, then use a
superfast/simple transform on each request thereafter."). I wouldn't
be surprised if banjo is lagging.
> The advantages to creating a Drupal only module are as follows...Unless you think it's worthwhile learning about deliverance, stick to
what you know.
> And there's lots of modules likeNo proxying approach should hamper your use of these.
> subscriptions, notifications, voting, taxonomy, image scaling, video
> embedding, facebook connect etc. that can provide a huge amount of
> functionality needed out of the box.
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