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From Bruno Dumon <>
Subject Re: Dynamically changing labels, was Re: Woody + FlowScript : documentation on model
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2004 16:31:54 GMT
(didn't pay attention that reply was going to dev list)

On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 18:32, Tim Larson wrote:
> [Copying to the dev list for additional discussion]
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 05:53:54PM +0200, Bruno Dumon wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 16:48, wrote:
> > > We can of course retrieve the widget, but can we change the label of
> > > the widget, the key of the i18n of the label, can we change the
> > > style,... ?
> <snip/>
> > no, no and no, respectively
> <snip/>
> > However, things like labels are not changeable on the widget instance
> > level. You're the first one to ask for it. Do you need it? What's your
> > use case?
> I have seen this asked for before, but I do not remember if it was on
> this ml or on the IRC channel.  The current workaround is to use either
> an "output" or a "messages" widget in place of the label to gain full
> control.

Well if people need it we better make it possible. After all, it's
possible to change e.g. the selection list, so why shouldn't it be
possible to change (or rather "override") the label?

> Is this workaround sufficient or does it break any usability standards,
> such as for text-to-speech and other automated systems?
> --Tim Larson
Bruno Dumon                   
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center                

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