[whatwg] Scripting and WF2 repetition model?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Mar 14 12:09:52 PDT 2007

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Dave Raggett wrote:
> What I haven't yet worked out is how to address the fields in each row 
> from the onforminput event handler set on the form element.
> [...]
>   alert("rows = " + form.row[0].item.value);

That should be "form["row0.item"].value".

The [foo] bit in the name="" attributes get expanded, so that the names 
are "row0.item", "row1.item", etc; the actual repetition blocks don't have 
the square brackets. Look at the post-repetition DOM to see what I mean. 
(The square-bracket dereference notation is required because there's a "." 
in the name of the field.)

Anyway, you just want:

   <p>Total price: <output onforminput="value = total()">0</output><?p>


     function total() {
       var rows = document.getElementsByTagName('tbody')[0].rows;
       var result = 0;
       for (var i = 0; i < rows.length; ++i) {
         var prefix = 'row' + rows[i].repetitionIndex;
         result += rows[i].getElementsByName(prefix + 'quantity')[0].value *
                   rows[i].getElementsByName(prefix + 'unitprice')[0].value;
       return result;

By the way, the help at whatwg.org mailing list is probably more appropriate 
for this thread. (That's our authoring help mailing list.)

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