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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: forms proposal: widget attributes
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2004 16:24:02 GMT
Bruno Dumon wrote:

>I found the possibility to add arbitrairy attributes to widgets, made
>possible in the v2 forms flowscript integration, to be a quite nice
>feature. However, that feature only exists in the javascript model. This
>is a problem when one wants to pass back the form model to java code
>that also needs access to the information stored in there.
>Therefore I propose to extend the Widget interface with the following
>Object getAttribute(String key);
>void setAttribute(String key, Object value);
>Implementation-wise, the map needed to store these attributes would only
>be created when the first attribute gets set, to minize the memory and
>performance impact.

+1. This is already done on Form, so it's just a matter or moving the 
corresponding code to AbstractWidget.

>Whether it is possible to automatically store the attributes set in
>javascript in the underlying Java widget, I wouldn't know. Chris?


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