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From Sylvain Wallez <sylvain.wal...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject [Woody] explicit <wi:style> in <wt:widget>
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2003 14:31:53 GMT
Continuing my file format polishing...

Currently, any markup inside a <wt:widget> is copied as is, but 
surrounded by a <wi:style> by WoodyTransformer, i.e.
  <wt:widget id="foo">
    <popup/>
  </wt:widget>

is transformed into :
  <wi:widget id="foo">
    <wi:style><popup/></wi:style>
    <wi:label>fooValue</wi:label>
  <wi:widget>

I found several annoyances related to the fact that <wi:style> isn't 
explicit in the template :
- it appears automagically and thus is a bit confusing...
- it forbids the use of attributes for styling (e.g. class) unless 
they're placed on a dummy element
- we agreed that <wt:field> could contain visual characteristics of the 
widget, such as <wi:label>. This means that wi: markup inside 
<wi:widget> should not be included in the produced <wi:style> while 
non-wi: markup should. Confusing...

For these reasons, I propose to make <wi:style> explicit in the template 
file, e.g. :
  <wt:widget ref="foo"> <!-- new "ref" attribute !! -->
    <wi:style class="bar" variant="popup"/>
    <wi:label>overriden label</wi:label>
  </wt:wiget/>

Thoughts ?

Sylvain

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