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Re: XForms - Submission on multiple instances?

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 19:21:27 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5060610311121tc4d687fy8f3534c11bf1e338@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lee Standen" <nom@standen.id.au>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

Hi Lee,

I'm not with you...are you saying this doesn't work? It should do, and
it's a technique that is used quite a lot.

The other way to do it is to dispatch an event on the successful first
submission, and then listen for that. We often do things like this:

  <xf:model id="mdl">
    <xf:submission id="submission1"
     method="post" action="somepage.cgi"
     ref="instance('instance1')" replace="instance" instance="instance1"
    >
      <xf:dispatch ev:event="xforms-submit-done"
       target="mdl" name="login-complete"
     />
    </xf:submission>

    <xf:action ev:event="login-complete">
      ...
    </xf:action>
  </xf:model>

In other words, we tend to map the "submission complete" event to
something at a higher level, like "login complete", "customer
created", "blog deleted", etc.

Regards,

Mark

On 31/10/06, Lee Standen <nom@standen.id.au> wrote:
>
> Hi Guys,
>
> I'm hoping someone has come across this, and knows the "correct" way to
> implement it.
>
> I'm trying to setup an submission so that a successful submission
> triggers another submission to occur, and I've not had too much luck so
> far.  These are a couple of the things I've tried:
>
> This is a simplified version, but basically instance2 contains a list of
> values which are (potentially) changed when instance1 is submitted, so
> it needs to be refreshed before allowing the user to submit more forms.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Snippet:
> <xf:model id="mdl">
> <xf:instance id="instance1" src="somepage.cgi" />
> <xf:instance id="instance2" src="someotherpage.cgi" />
>
> <xf:submission id="submission1" method="post" action="somepage.cgi"
> ref="instance('instance1')" replace="instance" instance="instance1">
>    <xf:send ev:event="xforms-submit-done" submission="submission2" />
> </xf:submission>
>
> <xf:submission id="submission2" method="post" action="someotherpage.cgi"
> ref="instance('instance2')" replace="instance" instance="instance2" />
> </xf:model>
>
> ....
>
> <xf:submit submission="submission1">
>    <xf:label>Save & Reload List</xf:label>
> </xf:submit>
>
>
>
>
>


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