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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Ant: [cforms] compact notation for <fi:styling>
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2005 18:50:28 GMT
Christoph Hermann wrote:

>_Imho_ this is not really needed.

Sure we don't _need_ it. But I'm really surprised to see people not 
being interested by an evolution that makes templates much more readable 
and faster to type and update...

Digging in all cforms stylesheets, I've seen only 2 stylings that 
optionally use elements in their configuration: double-listbox (for the 
list headers) and htmlarea (for a custom init script). All other 
stylings use only attributes.

>And it raises the problem with the "buggy" template, if the same attribute name is used
in widget and styling.

The buggy template is what can happen if we don't do anything against 
it. It rather easy to enforce the use of either fi: attributes or 


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

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