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From Steven Cummings <steven...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [2.1m2][xmlforms][wizard-flow] nested model-beans and continuations
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2003 02:33:16 GMT
Antonio,

But how do you make a recursive call within the xmlform functionality? Do you
call it within the javascript or from a page to the desired pipeline? Thanks.

Steven

--- Antonio Gallardo <agallardo@agsoftware.dnsalias.com> wrote:
> Steven Cummings dijo:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I've got kind of a hair-brained question here, forgive me if it is not
> > completely clear. I'm having a hard time thinking of how to create a
> > flow and forms for editing a complex, highly nested, and even
> > recursively defined bean.
> >
> > Let's say I have a bean class A with property of class B. B also has an
> > optional property of type B.
> >
> > My best thinking is that when I come to those items in the xmlform, I
> > will display a link to another flow, so that a "sub-form" is navigated
> > to. Cramming everything into one form is, of course, not a very good
> > option. Anyway, the theoretical solution presents me with two problems:
> >
> > 1. Could the new form and continuation be passed the old continuation,
> > and access objects from the old flow?
> 
> I am not sure, but maybe a recursion of the same function would work here.
> 
> Please comments.
> 
> > 2. Could the new flow return to continue the old continuation once it
> > was done?
> 
> See above.
> 
> >
> > I might possibly go as much as two or three continuations deeps.
> 
> If the recursion can work here, the answer is yes. :)
> 
> > Remember that each is pretty much an XMLForm wizard implementation, so
> > I'm not writing any other low-level flow code except that to control the
> > form wizard much like in the xmlform samples.
> >
> > I haven't looked into woody that much yet, so if I'm missing something
> > easier there, let me know. If anybody has any good pointers or general
> > suggestions I would appreciate it! Surely someone else has had to deel
> > with beans that weren't "skin-deep" and contained further complex types.
> >
> > TIA
> > /S
> >
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