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From Christopher Oliver <>
Subject Re: CForms v2 and bizData strange handling
Date Tue, 06 Apr 2004 15:31:12 GMT
Leszek Gawron wrote:

>none of these is strictly connected to the form (the only one is the rowset
>displayed as the form controls invoke actions that change this part of view).
>In v2 I have to do something like this:
>form = new Form( definition );
>form[ "globalAppContext" ] = getGlobalAppContext();
>form[ "user" ] = getLoggedInUser();
>form[ "userContext" ] = getContextForUser( getLoggedInUser() );
>form[ "items" ] = rowset;
>form [ "pageContext" ] = contractor;
>everything is doable so far but if I were to give somebody my code he would
>surely ask me: why is the form top level object in your page model?
>It looks like the form is the most important part of the model here while it
>is completely not true. Moreover if I wanted to turn over the rowset
>capabilities it would also affect other page parts (I would have to rewrite
>the whole view to use new variable paths)
>	lg
This is based on the fact that the current API is form.showForm(), i.e. 
"show this form". Thus the context object sent to the pipeline ends up 
being the (single) form.

I think your comments are valid, but calling 
form.showForm(pageDataOutsideThisForm) is equally non-intuitive IMO. The 
V2 API is by no means intended to be final and was meant to spur 
discussion so thanks for your comments.


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