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From Dave Newton <newton.d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Reg: XHTML Theme's Control Footer Reference
Date Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:19:00 GMT
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Thanks,
Dave

Sathish Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> In struts 2 applications, we used to cover the HTML controls using themes (
> like text input, combo box etc ), This will add some *wrappers  *around the
> controls that will be used to display label, validation messages etc..
> 
> In the XHTML theme ( Folder: template/xhtml ) these wrappers will be with
> some <tr> & <td> elements. For Eg.,
> 
> *[@s.textfield name="firstName" key="First Name" cssClass="textbox"/]*
> 
> will be rendered as
> 
>  *<tr>
>>      <td class="tdLabel"><label for="firstName" class="label">First
>> Name:</label></td>
>>      <td>*
>>      <input type="text" name="firstName" value="" id="firstName"
>> class="textbox"/>
>>     * **</td>**
>>  </tr>*
>>
> 
> At times, Our Applications might need to make wrappers as per their own UI.
> For Eg. Instead of *<td>*, We may use *<div> *or *<p>* etc as below
> 
>> * <p>
>>  <label>firstName</label>*
>> <input type="text" name="firstName" value="" id="firstName"
>> class="textbox"/>
>> * </p> *
>>
> 
> While looking at the Source of Text Tag Template (*xmtml/text.tag*),
> 
>  <#include "/${parameters.templateDir}*/${parameters.theme}/*controlheader.ftl"
>> />
>>  <#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/simple/text.ftl" />
>>  <#include "/${parameters.templateDir}*/xhtml/*controlfooter.ftl" />
>>
> 
> It contains 3 templates ( Header, Footer and the original htlm tag from
> simple theme)
> 
> Consider, we create a new theme just to change these wrappers ( Header and
> Footer ) by extending XHTML theme., As of Now, For this, We *need to modify
> each individual control's  templates(text.ftl, combo.ftl etc)* file. The
> reason is that, the *footer component theme is hard coded as “xhtml”*. It
> will be good if we change the *xhtml/text.ftl* to
> 
>  *<#include
>> "/${parameters.templateDir}/${parameters.theme}/controlheader.ftl" />
>> <#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/simple/text.ftl" />
>> <#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/${parameters.theme}//controlfooter.ftl"
>> />*
>>
> 
> 
> So that, it will be easy to *modify all the control wrappers just by
> modifying controlheader.ftl & controlfooter.ftl*.
> 
> Please share your views about the same.
> 
>  Regards,
> Sathish Kumar T
> 

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