[whatwg] Solution to Repetition Model Template Problem
mattraymond at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 26 12:39:18 PDT 2004
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
>> As you may already know, there's a serious problem with the current
>>repetition system in Web Forms 2.0. The problem is that the template
>>always shows up in non-WF2 UAs.
> This actually isn't a problem. You just use the template as the initial
> blank row in legacy UAs, with the "[id]" bit as the index of that row.
> See, for instance, the example on the WHATWG site:
Oh yeah? Let's say that the user if viewing a list the they can
edit. Under the current draft, a user with a non-WF2 compliant will
have to remove the last row if they make changes to any of the
non-template rows that they want to submit. The server may be able to
compensate, but if the user doesn't know that, it doesn't really matter.
>> <template id="order"><!--
>> <tr id="row[order]">
>> <td><input type="text" name="row[order].product" value=""></td>
>> <td><input type="text" name="row[order].quantity" value="1"></td>
> We don't want to do that because it requires allowing the <template>
> element anywhere (allowing an attribute anywhere is easy; allowing an
> element anywhere is not). Also, it wouldn't work in XML, where the
> comments can be dropped by the parser.
Oh, I'm sure there's a way around that...
<input template="template" type="hidden" value="
<input type="text" name="row[order].product" value="">
<input type="text" name="row[order].quantity" value="1">
Well...I'll figure it out at some point. :(
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