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From "Delis, Chris" <cede...@uillinois.edu>
Subject RE: XMLForms and Layout
Date Thu, 08 May 2003 19:58:21 GMT
GridBagLayout is evil.  It tries to do too much, e.g., all-in-one layout
manager.  Think components.  Not component.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harald Wehr [mailto:hwehr@hs-harz.de]
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 12:51 AM
> To: cocoon-users@xml.apache.org
> Subject: XMLForms and Layout
> 
> 
> During the last weeks we discussed here in our project how 
> the layout of 
> xmlform components could be improved. We didn't find useful 
> information 
> in the XForms specification. Is there really nothing said about the 
> layout of components?
> 
> We finally came up to the solution to imitate the 
> "JavaGridBagLayout". 
> Every xmlform component gets information of "gridx" and "gridy" and 
> possibly "gridwidth" and "gridheight". A stylesheet transforms these 
> information into nested HTML tables.
> 
> What do you think about this procedure?
> 
> Harald
> 
> 
> 

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