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From Kamal Bhatt <>
Subject Re: Tabs and CForms
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:58:09 GMT
Kamal Bhatt wrote:
> Hi again,
> I had a play with Ajax and tabs. I am not happy that all elements are 
> on the screen at the time, but I can leave with it for now (thanks to 
> Ajax).
> However, I have discovered that problem with tabs and validation [1]. 
> I disagree with the assertion that the fix for this is to create a 
> ft:validation-error, that just hides the underlying problem. I think 
> the proper solution is to turn off ajax when doing a full submit. I 
> was wondering if anyone had any ideas how to do this? I tried to 
> change the DOM structure and set the ajax attribute on the form to 
> false on the click of the submit. This had less than optimal results.
> So I guess my question is how do you to tell CForms to resubmit the 
> whole form?
> Thanks.
> [1]
I think I have my solution. Can someone tell me what is wrong with my 
solution (it seems completely dodgy)?

I setup my forms-sample-styling to do the following:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
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<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" 

  <!--+ Include styling stylesheets, one for the widgets, the other one 
for the
      | page. As 'forms-advanced-field-styling.xsl' is a specialization of
      | 'forms-field-styling.xsl' the latter one is imported there. If 
you don't
      | want advanced styling of widgets, change it here!
      | See xsl:include as composition and xsl:import as 

  <!-- Location of the resources directory, where JS libs and icons are 
stored -->
  <xsl:param name="resources-uri">resources</xsl:param>
  <xsl:template match="head">
      <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="forms-page"/>
      <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="forms-field"/>
      <script type="text/javascript">
        function turnOffAjax()
            var frm = document.getElementById("kamal");
            frm.setAttribute("onsubmit", "forms_onsubmit();");
            frm.setAttribute("ajax", "false");
            cocoon.forms.ajax = false;

  <xsl:template match="body">
      <!--+ !!! If template with mode 'forms-page' adds text or elements
          |        template with mode 'forms-field' can no longer add 
      <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="forms-page"/>
      <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="forms-field"/>

  <xsl:template match="fi:action[fi:styling/@force-full-submit = 
'true']" priority="100">
    <input id="{@id}" type="submit" name="{@id}" title="{fi:hint}" 
      <xsl:attribute name="value"><xsl:value-of 
      <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="styling"/>

Kamal Bhatt

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