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From Marc Portier <>
Subject Re: [CForms] Repeater is not a ContainerWidget?
Date Fri, 07 May 2004 12:51:44 GMT

Bruno Dumon wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 18:43, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> <snip/>
>>Reading also Jörg's opinion, my preferred navigation API is :
>>- getChild(String name) to get a direct child of a widget (replaces 
>>getWidget which isn't precise enough to say if it considers children 
>>only or also descendants)
>>- lookupWidget(String qname) which does a descendant lookup only, based 
>>on child names sperarated by dots.
> Sorry for revisiting this yet another time, but I wanted to throw in
> another thought about the lookupWidget.
> How about separating the child names with slashes instead of dots?
> The reason: this would provide an obvious syntax for moving up in the
> tree: e.g. "../widget", and "/widget" for absolute navigation.
> This would, among other things, be useful in the expressions. If we
> change the variable resolving there to use lookupWidget instead of
> getChild, this would allow expressions to refer to any other widget in
> the tree.
> I don't think it is important to match the dotted notation we have in
> the request parameter names, as I see that as a completely unrelated
> thing. In that regard, getFullyQualifiedId() should maybe be renamed to
> getRequestParameterName().


I'm giving this a go
IMO before codefreeze we need to have (at least) an answer to the 
problem caused by removing the getWidget from repeater

Marc Portier                  
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