Starting from CubicWeb version 4.0 all code related to generating html views has been moved to the Cube cubicweb_web.

If you want to migrate a project from 3.38 to 4.* while still using all the html views you need to both install the cubicweb_web cube AND add it to your dependencies and run add_cube('web').

cubicweb_web can be installed from pypi this way:

pip install cubicweb_web

We don’t plan to maintain the features in cubicweb_web in the long run; we are moving to a full javascript frontend using both cubicweb_api (which exposes a HTTP API) and @cubicweb/client as a frontend javascript toolkit.

In the long run cubicweb_api will be merged inside of CubicWeb.



This approach is deprecated in favor of using cwclientlibjs. If your use react for your UI, try the react components from the cwelements library. The documentation is kept here as reference.

For historical reference of what Ajax is and used to be, one can read the wikipedia article about Ajax.

CubicWeb provides a few helpers to facilitate javascript <-> python communications.

You can, for instance, register some python functions that will become callable from javascript through ajax calls. All the ajax URLs are handled by the cubicweb.web.views.ajaxcontroller.AjaxController controller.