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From Steven Cummings <steven...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [2.1m2][xmlform][schematron] model-bean properties of primitive types
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2003 19:12:26 GMT
Thanks. I'll check it out.

/S

--- Antonio Gallardo <agallardo@agsoftware.dnsalias.com> wrote:
> Hi:
> Steven Cummings dijo:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a quick question about how to deal with primitive-typed
> > properties in xmlform and schematron. I cannot get my assertion message
> > for primitive fields to show on the form after pressing the "Next"
> > button (I'm using flowscript to implement a form-wizard, just like the
> > example from the xmlform block). Instead I get the exception message
> > about number formatting. I understand that the xmlform framework would
> > like to try to save the user-input value while showing the error message
> > so that they can change or correct it, but this obviously won't work
> > when the value can't be saved at all.
> 
> XMLForm are currently being merged with JXForm:
> 
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=105775885025780&w=2
> 
> But take it easily, since the are very similars. :)
> 
> >
> > Is there a way to have xmlform check your assertions *before* saving the
> > erroneous value? Is it possible to tell it to use a default value in
> > case of such an error and to display nothing in case of that default
> > value?
> >
> It depends how you are saving. But is you are using flow, then you can
> check the returned values from the form *before* saving. If there is and
> error you can go back.
> 
> A new forms framework is emerging, his name is woody. It allow to do
> automatically this kind of things. I also think JXForms allow to do that,
> but I dont know it deeply.
> 
> 
> 
> > The next best thing I can think of is to write a proxy object whose
> > properties corresponding to the primitives of the original object are
> > strings such that the user can do input, see validation errors, and THEN
> > have the flowscript persist the proxied values into the real object. I
> > wanted to see if there was a better way without having to write so much
> > extra code for each model-bean.
> 
> Yes, woody do that.
> 
> If you are very interested in this I invite you to follow the current
> dicusion in the devel maillist.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Antonio Gallardo.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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