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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: [cforms] Widget states in request-scoped forms
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:23:40 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

>> Another idea I had is, that I could work on making the form object 
>> serializable and save the state in a hidden form field. The price to 
>> pay would be increased network traffic but the advantage of a 
>> stateless presentation layer wouldn't get lost. Hmmm the more I think 
>> about it the more I like this idea .... wdot?
> You should have a look at the XMLAdapter class in o.a.c.form.util. It 
> does handles form serialization/deserialization in XML. AFAIK it doesn't 
> keep state, but this could easily be added.

Thanks for the pointer! This should be very helpful, if I go this way.

Is there anything else that is necessary to _completly_ describe the state of a 
form, except the value and the "visibility state"? (events, validation errors, ...?)

Reinhard Pötz           Independant Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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