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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: CForms flowscript API musings
Date Sun, 25 Apr 2004 14:25:03 GMT
Bruno Dumon wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-04-25 at 14:54, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>Bruno Dumon wrote:
>>>I'm a bit annoyed by the current status of our flowscript API's for
>>>CForms. I'll leave the intro for what it is and just jump right into it:
>>>I find that this function hides too much of how a form is processed, and
>>>stands in the way of doing more advanced stuff.
>>>I propose that instead of Form.showForm(), we just let the user control
>>>var form = new Form("my_form_definition.xml");
>>>var finished = false;
>>>while (!finished) {
>>>   cocoon.sendPageAndWait("my-pipeline", {"form": form});
>>>   finished = form.processSubmit();
>>As Chris pointed out some time ago, this way of doing things, although 
>>fully functionnal, creates an unnecessarily long chain of continuations. 
>>This can be avoided by using bookmark continuations (see the v2 JS 
>>stuff), but makes the code less trivial.
>What's the problem with a long chain of continuations? I mean, the
>continuation is created anyhow, does it matter where it's added in the
>continuation tree? Ah, just realizing: maybe because it allows faster
>expiring of continuations?

It enables back/forward navigation. IIUC only after a valid form submit 
the continuation is added to the continuation tree.
Maybe this can be solved with the wizard API that Sylvain proposed some 
month ago.

I'm not sure how we can solve multi-forms per page support though ... 
:-/ Any ideas?


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