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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: CONTRIBUTION: forms-calendar-styling defect when widget disabled
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:33:08 GMT
depub2 wrote:

>     Well actually, the readonly="readonly" works! Try it!!! And there
>     are some cases where disabled="disabled" is problematic
>     (binding/saving) and I think something else I can't remember right
>     now (pulldown selections? calendar selections? - can't remember).
>     (note {at-symbol} above must be translated to @ - seems that
>     symbol is not allowed on the archives.) 
> Sorry, but I really don't know what you're talking about. Is this 
> 'readonly' in the binding? If so, what's the relation with the styling 
> XSLs??
> It is in the template file, <fi:styling> tag. I believe that 
> readonly="readonly" simply gets passed along as an attribute to the 
> "input" tag and is valid xhtml which the browser then interprets to be 
> like disabled="disabled", but slightly different. Here's an example usage:
> <ft:widget id="StatusMessage">
>   <fi:styling readonly="readonly" type="textarea" rows="4" cols="75" 
> wrap="hard"
>  class="DocOrdersStatusMessage"/>
> </ft:widget>

Again, I can't find it. If the forms/samples directory:
$ find . -type f | xargs grep readonly
./forms/binding/01value-bind.xml:  <fb:value id="readonly"  
./forms/binding/01value-def.xml:    <fd:field id="readonly" >

The only "readonly" in the whole CForms samples (which include the XSLs) 
is the name of a widget.

Can you please give me the URL of the relevant file under

> Anyway, inserting that small code segment in the source (see below) 
> and then playing with the samples to disable the calendar widget will 
> show you what I mean - and try readonly as a styling attribute to see 
> that at work too. Then try disabling the calendar without my 
> modifications and you'll notice that the date can be changed, even 
> though the widget is disabled.

Again and again, there is no such "readonly" attribute. You can set the 
state of a widget to "disabled" which leads to something similar to what 
you describe: the input is readonly, and the calendar icon is still 
visible but disabled.


Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies  
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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