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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: v2 (was Re: [CForms binding] access to model data from repeater row widget)
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2005 09:25:50 GMT
Mark Lundquist wrote:

> On Jun 21, 2005, at 8:41 AM, Mark Lundquist wrote:
>> On Jun 20, 2005, at 11:42 PM, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>> BTW, why do you prefer v2 rather than v1?
>> <..schnip!..>
> One thing I don't care so much for in v2 is the idiom of attaching 
> view data as properties of the widget tree root.  The minimalist 
> approach (losing 'bizData') was clever, but in actual practice I find 
> that I really like having one locus of transfer of data between the 
> flowscript and the presentation, so I usually end up with something 
> like this anyway:
>     w.viewData =
>         {
>             schtuff:     foobar,
>             etc:        otherStuff
>         };
>     form.showForm ('whatev');

Uh? Didn't knew about that, and looks hacky IMO.

> ...and so I guess I'd rather have it as an explicit parameter (and 
> also not needing to have 'viewData.' at the head of the expression 
> path within the JX template).
> While on the subject... since I am "Mr. Anal Nomenclature Pants", I 
> would vote for changing 'bizData' to 'viewData' (as in v3)... a much 
> better name IMHO :-)

And I *totally* agree with you, as this data is exclusively prepared for 
and consumed by the view!


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

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