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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: [CForms] Repeater is not a ContainerWidget?
Date Mon, 03 May 2004 21:40:43 GMT
Tim Larson wrote:

>We can solve this container issue by pulling in a couple ideas:
>  ReiserFS: Every file can also be a directory.
>  Gnu-Hurd: Hierarchial filesystem translators.


>Widgets would reside in a WidgetSystem and navigation would be
>performed by negotiating with the WidgetSystem, which may call
>back to the widgets for rights, special semantics, views, etc.
>For example, the WidgetSystem could be made smart to understand
>that some widget collections are ordered and for these support
>positional inserts.

These are very interesting ideas...

>The main problem seems to be how to write java ioctl calls to
>the widgets...
... but which don't seem to help much :-/

C'mon guys, this repeater/container story starts to become crazy.

If we aren't able to determine if widgets that do have children are 
containers or non-containers, let's put back this getWidget method (or 
getChild, for what my opinion is worth) on the Widget interface and go 
to the next item in the todo list.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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