Zend Framework’s View class has very bad capability for extending. It contains template variables but does not allow to access them, it has array with different pathes (templates, filters), but does not allow to add another type or access them. Therefor only way to use Smarty with Zend Framework is to abandon Zend_View and manipulate Smarty object directly.
In my previous post I’ve described several simple AJAX plugins. Now I’ll show how to use one of them — ajax_form — in real applications. I think this is the most powerful plugin therefor I’ll dwell on it more elaborately.
Today I’ve created simple AJAX-enabled plugins for Smarty. I don’t try to develop powerful reach-applications framework. I can give you only idea how to integrate AJAX-technology into Smarty. But if you have any offers how to improve anything I’ve described or if you just want to leave feedback please post you comments on my site.