After a bit of searching (heh heh), I was unable to replace my ignorance
with any useful information.
I've often wondered how one might easily do a search and replace
operation in a large Plone document (without removing the code to an
editor to do it, which is the obvious way) or more realistically in an
entire Plone instance. I now need to do just that. Two instances, in fact.
All I could find was a List exchange dated 2004-05-03 in which the asker
acknowledged that such an operation might be "...tricky with the publish
workflow...", and was told, in the single reply to his question,
"ReplaceSupport does that. Read on handler."
I'm sorry, but that means absolutely nothing to me. I'm hoping this
isn't another question to which I get a reply along the lines of "Go
study the Zope book". Like link checking, we do this sort of operation
on ordinary web sites all the time. Surely we also need to do them on
Any help appreciated. I'm looking at a real mess here.