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hiding controls

From: Jason <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 11:17:49 +0930
Message-ID: <446D23C5.5060201@hardlight.com.au>
To: www-forms <www-forms@w3.org>

Hi all,
	I tried asking this on the chiba list but no luck there, so maybe 
someone here can help?

If I have an instance containing data like:
<row type="apples" >sometext</row>
<row type="pears" >sometextb</row>
<row type="apples" >sometextc</row>
<row type="oranges" >sometextd</row>

and I have a repeat displaying

sometext    apples
sometextb    pears
sometextc    apples
sometextd    oranges

how can I also get different controls to show in the repeat based on the 
value of @type like this?

sometext    apples    (select control)
sometextb    pears    (label control)
sometextc    apples    (select control)
sometextd    oranges    (nothing)

so that if type="apples" then show a select otherwise show a label for 
pears and nothing at all for anything else?

if it makes it easier I'll live with just the showing a control for 
apples or nothing for everything else, but how can it be done?

1) All the rows must be submitted so they all need to be relevant
2) I cant change or add to the structure of the instance.
4) preferably an xforms 1.0 solution if it exists.

is my only option to try to copy each row to a new instance and bind on 
I still wish xforms had a simple 'if' that could influence the display 
characteristics of the view, from the view. this sort of thing should be 
sooo easy, but it rarely is.

any thoughts?
is this really easy and I'm just missing something?
any hints appreciated.

Received on Friday, 19 May 2006 01:48:04 UTC

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