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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Ant: [cforms] compact notation for <fi:styling>
Date Sat, 24 Sep 2005 08:14:20 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> 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...

I'm interested :-)

> 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 
> <fi:styling>.

Yes and a check that the style is either set by @fi:* or <fi:styling> and throw 
a meaningful exception in the case that a user tries to go both ways there 
shouldn't be any problems.

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

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


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