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Re: i18n, componentized forms and multiple models

From: Andrew S. Townley <andrew.townley@bearingpoint.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:16:02 +0100
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <1153487762.3166.31.camel@macross>

Great.  Thanks for your help, Steven.

Cheers,

ast

On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 13:55, Steven Pemberton wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:41:10 +0200, Andrew S. Townley  
> <andrew.townley@bearingpoint.com> wrote:
> 
> >> A model is meant to represent the abstraction of a single form. If a  
> >> form
> >> is using lots of data from different locations, they should be  
> >> aggregated
> >> in a single model.
> >
> > I guess because the presentation's model seemed like it should be
> > different than the actual form data's model.  I see your point though.
> 
> The reason to be careful is because events are only sent to the model, and  
> an update in one model doesn't cause updates in other models. Models are  
> fairly insulated from each other, which is why it is good to regard them  
> as independent things.
> 
> > Unrelated question, but can your technique of using triggers to control
> > the "simple" vs. "complex" views of a form be applied to items as well?
> 
> Absolutely. If <select selection="open"> doesn't do it for you, you can  
> always add a trigger that opens up an <input> or <textarea> for freeform  
> input.
> 
> Steven
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