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From "Upayavira" ...@upaya.co.uk>
Subject Re: [2.1m2][xmlforms][wizard-flow] nested model-beans and continuations
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2003 19:32:06 GMT
Steven,

Hope I didn't offend your programming sensibilities ;-)

I'd recommend asking this on the developer list. There are more people
doing this kind of stuff there, so you're more likely to get a decent
answer.

HTH. Upayavira

On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:04:08 -0700 (PDT), "Steven Cummings"
<stevenc79@yahoo.com> said:
> I'm not *that* bad a coder, I can make recursive calls in code! But I'm
> wondering how to ensure that a new continuation is created so that I can
> run a
> "sub-" formwizard with it's own continuation and then use the old
> continuation
> id to return from it. While I know how continuations are continued from
> the
> flow examples, I don't know exactly how to break back into an xmlforms
> continuation with a particular id. It is built up a little more, at a
> high-level. And I don't immediately have any pipeline that takes a
> continuation
> id like from the flow examples for the form and form-wizard frameworks.
> That is
> my wondering.
> 
> /S
> --- Upayavira <uv@upaya.co.uk> wrote:
> > Steven,
> > 
> > On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 19:33:16 -0700 (PDT), "Steven Cummings"
> > <stevenc79@yahoo.com> said:
> > > 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?
> > 
> > I'm an extreme newbie here, but:
> > 
> > You do it the same as you would with any programming language:
> > 
> > var continueRecursing = true;
> > 
> > function foo() {
> >   if (continueRecursing) {
> >     sendPageAndWait(...);
> >     foo();
> >   }
> > }
> > 
> > Or, if you're using jxforms (flow enabled xmlforms), then you'll use
> > sendForm() instead of sendPageAndWait().
> > 
> > Hope that helps a bit.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Upayavira
> > > --- 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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