ZF-1198: Zend_View - support layouts.
Zend_Vew should to support layouts (like in RoR, CakePHP etc.)
My proposal is to create Zend_View::registerParentScript($view, $contentVariableName);
$view is script file used as a layout. $contentVariableName is name of variable that will be used as a holder of rendered child scripts.
Additional methods: Zend_View::isParentViewRegistered() // boolean Zend_View::getContentVariableName(); // string etc.
If it does not fit Zend Framework View philosphy, maybe it there is a place to implement that in Zend_Controller_Action::initView()?