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From Martin Marinschek <martin.marinsc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Myfaces-develop] New feature suggestion : Edit mode
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 09:07:35 GMT
"editable" would be a possibility.

what do you think, Sylvain?

regards,

Martin

On 5/4/05, Korhonen, Kalle <kkorhone@cisco.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Martin Marinschek [mailto:martin.marinschek@gmail.com]
> > Subject: Re: [Myfaces-develop] New feature suggestion : Edit mode
> > but that is a flag with a meaning for the html tags, it is
> > written through to the html output - I don't think we should
> > tamper with those tags.
> 
> Uh.. true. I figured it might be up to the renderer, but no, it's
> browser enforced. For the new attribute, how about "editable" instead of
> "editMode"?
> 
> Kalle
> 
> > On 5/4/05, Korhonen, Kalle <kkorhone@cisco.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Shouldn't we rather use the standard "readonly" attribute
> > for this, as
> > > specified in JSF RI?
> > >
> > > Kalle
> > >
> > >
> > > readonlyfalsefalsejava.lang.String Flag indicating that
> > this component
> > > will prohibit changes by the user. The element may receive focus
> > > unless it has also been disabled.
> > >
> > >
> > >  ________________________________
> > >  From: Sylvain Vieujot [mailto:svieujot@apache.org]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 6:53 PM
> > > To: dev@myfaces.apache.org
> > > Subject: Fwd: [Myfaces-develop] New feature suggestion : Edit mode
> > >
> > >
> > > 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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