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From Joerg Heinicke <joerg.heini...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [cforms] Repeater Binding Revisited.
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2004 21:28:02 GMT
On 30.03.2004 20:55, Tim Larson wrote:

>>>Not sure if this is what you are talking about, but the name 
>>>"repeater" has never quite sat well with me.  When I explain 
>>>it to people they look at me funny until I break down and say 
>>>"it's a table!". This is not quite right, since it does much 
>>>more than act as a static table, but do you have any ideas 
>>>for a clearer/more intuitive name for it?
>>
>>We use "Grid"....
> 
> Definitely a possibility. Clearly different than a database "table",
> which could give the wrong impression of always being 1-to-1 with a
> db table, and it is not tied too closely to html tables, which may
> not be how it is shown anyway.
> 
> Also "nested grids" gives a good visual picture that the phrase
> "nested repeaters" never managed to conjure in my mind.  +1 "grid"

In XUL it's also named grid and the child elements are rows and columns.

http://xulplanet.com/references/elemref/
http://www.xulplanet.com/tutorials/xultu/grids.html

<grid>
   <columns>
     <column/>
     <column/>
   </columns>
   <rows>
     <row>
       <widget/>
       <widget/>
     </row>
     <row>
       <widget/>
       <widget/>
     </row>
   </rows>
</grid>

Joerg

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