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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Selectors for Woody FormManager and BindingManager
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2003 10:29:11 GMT
Hugo Burm wrote:

>This is about selecting a Form- and BindingManager in Woody.
>I want to use my own CustomFormManager instead of "org.apache.cocoon.woody.DefaultFormManager".
>And I want to use my own CustomBindingManager.
>So I need the Avalon selector mechanism in the Woody framework for selecting a formmanager
and a bindingmanager.
>In case somebody asks why I need this: I implemented a template/subform framework. I 'll
post about this later.

Well, all what's below is "just" plumbing, and you deprive us from the 
actual meat. Please, please explain ;-)

>These are the required changes for making the selector work (these are changes to be made
by the Woody developers, not by the end-users. This is transparent for end-users):
>1) in woody2.js you have to get your formmanager with one line of additional code:
>        var selector = cocoon.getComponent("Selector");
>        var formManager ="default");
>2) Almost the same applies for the createBinding function.
>3) In the actions you have to make the same changes as in the flow script.
>4) In woody.*.xroles you have to define a "default" hint
>5) In woody.*.xconf you must define the widgets for this hint.
>I made these changes to -HEAD and tested the Woody samples. Everything seems to be working
as before.
>I created a patch. If the Woody committers think this is something that can make it to
HEAD, I will submit it to Bugzilla.

All this sounds good, but tell us more about your use case!


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