[Seaside] WAValueView's

Derek Brans brans at nerdonawire.com
Tue Feb 4 16:37:30 CET 2003

Thanks for explaining.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at 03:02 PM, Avi Bryant wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Derek Brans wrote:
>> Avi, Julian,
>> I thought that WATextInput and other value views were useful.  In order
>> to do a similar thing with the renderer it's quite verbose:
>> html attribute at: 'size' put: 30.
>> html textAreaWithValue: value.
>> callback: [:v | self model perform: (self getterSelectorFor: selector)
>> withArguments: v].
> Derek,
> Personally my code tends to look like
> html textAreaOn: selector of: model.
> If I need to change the size I do it in css.  Using the above method, 
> the
> textarea will have the selector as its css id; if you want to give it a
> class instead, just put
> html cssClass: '...'.
> directly before it.
>> Also, why have you kept WAValueView around but removed all its 
>> subclasses?
> My current feeling is that view classes for low level elements like form
> fields are not worthwhile, and that such things are better encoded as
> methods on Renderer.  Not everyone agrees with me; I know Colin Putney 
> is
> working on a View system that ignores Renderer altogether.  Since the
> ValueView classes were never anywhere near finished, and I wasn't
> interested in maintaining them, I removed them.  You can always dredge
> them out of CVS and maintain them yourself if you like.
> Cheers,
> Avi
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