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Re: Allow xf:setfocus with no @control to set the focus to the event target

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 03:55:20 +0200
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0808201855i251ee3e4p7ba9e64e8808f0c9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John Boyer" <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: "Ulrich Nicolas Lissť" <unl@dreamlab.net>, public-forms <public-forms@w3.org>

Hi John,

> [snip]
> Does it really make sense to try to focus the event target?

If that's what the author wants...yes. It's not uncommon in HTML forms
to prevent users from leaving a control if its value is not set
appropriately, for example.

>  What if a
> sequence of actions is grouped together and invoked from multiple locations
> using dispatch?

Sure...but if the listener is on the control, then you'll always
ultimately get Event.target set to the control in question, won't you?

> It seems an odd thing to see <setfocus/> without any indication of what the
> focus is being set to.

No different to any other default values, surely? (xf:rebuild,
xf:refresh, xf:submit, xf:send, etc.) And a lot less weird looking
than using the event() function. :)



Mark Birbeck, webBackplane



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