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Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook by Marcos F. Romero, Juan Pablo Giménez

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Using skin layers

CMF Skin layers have been widely used in older versions of Plone to provide end user resources like forms, page templates, images and JavaScripts, among others.

Skin layers are the most common and direct way of adding functionalities to a Plone site: register a filesystem directory, drop some files in it, register it as a skin layer, and that's it.

The concept is straightforward: resources available in skin layers are accessible in the Plone site and can be immediately acquired by any object. With this in mind, we could reference to the same image by using two different URLs:

  • http://localhost:8080/plone/news/logo.jpg
  • http://localhost:8080/plone/logo.jpg

These two are actually the same Plone logo which is displayed at the top of ...

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