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Abstracting Silverstripe's front end

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Community Member, 17 Posts

11 March 2007 at 11:35pm

Edited: 11/03/2007 11:35pm

Hi all,

I'm looking to do an OpenLaszlo implementation with a Silverstripe back end.

Openlaszlo is essentially a framework that provides a Flash or DHTML front end to your web site. For this to work with any system, it has to be very pluggable.

One concern I have is the amount of HTML in the core model. E.g. SiteTree has lots of <li> tags etc.

Can it be done easily? I'm guessing it shouldn't be super hard as it's been necessarily reasonably abstracted for the Ajax stuff.

comments / perspectives?

thanks, J


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12 March 2007 at 4:16pm

I don't know much about how OpenLaszlo works, but presumably you're wanting to use SilverStripe to generate its XML configuration files?

There would be 2 ways of doing this:

1) Make your own templates that return XML instead of HTML. You could make them the default templates, or you could call the templates something Like or, in which case, the XML format for the page would be accessible as

2) Make a subclass of controller called OpenLaszlo, and then different methods can be called on this by visiting