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From Sylvain Vieujot <svieu...@apache.org>
Subject Fwd: [Myfaces-develop] New feature suggestion : Edit mode
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 01:52:41 GMT
Quite sometimes ago, we discussed on adding an editMode attribute the
meaningful x: components.
The explanation for this is in the forwarded email discussion bellow.

To summarize what it's about :
<x:inputText ... editMode="true"> renders as the standard input box
<x:inputText ... editMode="false"> renders as an x:outputText

I now need those features, and would like to implement them (have them
implemented).
So, I would like to check everyone still agrees with this.

Thanks,

Sylvain.

Subject: Re: [Myfaces-develop] New feature suggestion : Edit mode
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:51:39 -0400
One more precision :
I didn't dig into the role based access -- used in disabled for example
-- right now.
Maybe we have to think for one minute about the integration of this with
editMode.

As of now, I think it works well :
editMode == true => standard behavior
editMode == false => renders as output anyway.

But as I'm not sure I fully understand the MyFaces roles right now,
maybe I'm wrong or there is something smarter to do.

Sylvain.

On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 10:12, Sylvain Vieujot wrote: 

> Yes, that's it.
> 
> I also think that the editmode attribute is better (in fact editMode
> as I think this is the convention, like for actionListener).
> 
> Thanks for your feedback.
> 
> Sylvain.
> 
> On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 03:22, Manfred Geiler wrote:  
> 
> > Hi,
> > Just a short summarize of your suggestion, so that I'm sure that I got 
> > it right:
> > - we indroduce a new attribute "edit" (or "editmode") for all extended 
> > input components (x: tags)
> > - default value of this attribute is true
> > - value of true does not change rendering
> > - value of false renders an output (normal html text) instead of an 
> > input (html input tag)
> > 
> > Ok, her is my vote:
> > +1 for such an attribute
> > +.4 for name "edit"
> > +.6 for name "editmode"
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Manfred
> > 
> > 
> > Sylvain Vieujot wrote:
> > > *Feedback requested on implementing a new edit attribute for the x: tags :
> > > *
> > > I used to program a lot with Notes/Domino, and Domino has a very nice 
> > > feature :
> > > You design a form, and the you use it either in read or edit mode.
> > > In read mode, you just see the fields contents (i.e. h:outputText in 
> > > JSF), and in edit mode, you have the corresponding input field (i.e. 
> > > h:inputText(area) in JSF).
> > > 
> > > This is a very useful feature that really help to quicken the development.
> > > In JSF right now, as far as I know, you either have to design 2 forms : 
> > > one for read mode, and one for edit mode, or (especially if the access 
> > > can be different for each field) like here :
> > > 
> > > <h:inputText value="#{order.client}" size="50" rendered="#{editMode.edit}"/>
> > > <h:outputText value="#{order.client}" rendered="#{! editMode.edit}"/>
> > > 
> > > I think it would be way easier to add an *edit* attribute to the x: 
> > > tags, that would reduce the upper code to :
> > > 
> > > <x:inputText value="#{order.client}" size="50" *edit*="#{editMode.edit}"/>
> > > 
> > > For sure, you can use the disabled attribute, but here, you wouldn't 
> > > have the text in a disabled box, but you would see it clear which is 
> > > much nicer.
> > > For the x:dateInput tag that I just did, it would also look nicer to see 
> > > a clean text with the date/time instead of all the input fields/combo boxes.
> > > For the x:fileUpload also, it would allow to display the file name and 
> > > maybe render the file in case the edit attribute is set to false.
> > > 
> > > In the current MyFaces exemples, for the dataTable.jsf example, if you 
> > > want to edit all the countries, you also have to design a new form.
> > > I think with an edit attribute, we could avoid the countryTableForm.jsf, 
> > > and have only one form.
> > > 
> > > I also need a wiki style input tag where in edit mode, you enter text 
> > > with wiki like formating, and in read mode, you just see the formated text.
> > > In such cases, the edit (or whatever we choose to name it) attribute is 
> > > mandatory.
> > > 
> > > So, my question is :
> > > Would you agree that we implement a standard edit attribute for all the 
> > > x: tags where it's relevant ?
> > > 
> > > And as you might guess, I think it would really be a big plus for 
> > > MyFaces as it would dramatically improve and simplify some developments.
> > > 
> > > Thanks for your feedback.
> > > 
> > > Sylvain.
> > 
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