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From "John Kelvie" <jkel...@nyc.rr.com>
Subject Fw: form taglib announcement
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2000 14:10:58 GMT

 This was posted in the jsp-interest list...thought it might be relevant
here
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph B. Ottinger" <joeo@SUNINTERNET.COM>
> To: <JSP-INTEREST@JAVA.SUN.COM>
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 6:57 AM
> Subject: form taglib announcement
>
>
> > Are you tired of building JSP forms with clunky syntax like:
> >
> > <input
> >   type="text"
> >   name="age"
> >   value="<jsp:getProperty name="person" property="age" />"
> > >
> >
> > I know I am. It annoys me to no end, it's a pain to maintain, and
worse -
> > it looks like Java to many web designers who otherwise aren't afraid of
> > the <input> tag. That menas *I* - as a programmer - get to play
designer,
> > too, and the smallest changes mean a programming change request.
> >
> > So I wrote a form taglibrary, largely inspired by the in16 taglibrary
> > (of which I'm an admin; based on Sourceforge, it aims to be a open
source
> > taglib project. Highly recommended. See the roadmap for it at
> > http://cupid.suninternet.com/~joeo/roadmap.html.)
> >
> > Now I can build forms with great ease, including validation if the
client
> > supports javascript:
> >
> > <form:form action="/servlets/handleUpdate">
> >         <form:text name="person" property="age" required="true" />
> > </form:form>
> >
> > Where can you get this? Glad you asked. See
> > http://cupid.suninternet.com/~joeo/Form.html for the base
> > documentation. There are still a few things to do (in fact, proofing
this
> > email showed me one thing missing!) and some of the goals require skills
I
> > don't have, so any contributions or comments would be very helpful.
> >
> > This code is released under the Artistic License at the moment.
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > Joseph B. Ottinger               joeo@cupid.suninternet.com
> > http://cupid.suninternet.com/~joeo      HOMES.COM Developer
> >
> >
>
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> > Some relevant FAQs on JSP/Servlets can be found at:
> >
> >  http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/faq.html
> >  http://www.esperanto.org.nz/jsp/jspfaq.html
> >  http://www.jguru.com/jguru/faq/faqpage.jsp?name=JSP
> >  http://www.jguru.com/jguru/faq/faqpage.jsp?name=Servlets
>


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