Headline, 2008: Zend_Form decoration a pain, says lead Zend developer. Three years later, googling for "Zend_Form decorator help" produces no shortage of questions, complaints, and outright rants against Zend_Form decorators. Seriously, no other part of Zend seems less loved than form decorators.
All the bitchin' and moanin' seems rooted in two problems: the default use of definition lists and the lack of an easy way to override those defaults.
The situation: I have a database of businesses, each with a name, product, and physical address. The goal: Using Zend_Search_Lucene, I want to find all businesses selling a certain product within a certain distance from my current location.
I need a few things to meet this goal: