[Seaside] Dynamically placing components on a page

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 18:53:21 UTC 2007

2007/6/15, Petr <petr at madnetwork.org>:
> Hello Seasiders,
> I am working on an application, where the user should have the
> possibility to add and remove components from the page at runtime. More
> or less it should be a wiki, where each page can contain not only text,
> but also WAComponents, which the user can place into the page using some
> XML tags. The closest similar application is the google's personalized
> homepage (http://google.com/ig).
> The user is supposed to click on a link on the page and the edit a XML
> code which contains the description of the content of the page and then
> just save it.
> I parse the content of the XML and generate the page accordingly. My
> problem is when the page is edited and newly rendered, I overwrite the
> array returned by MyPage >> #children with the list of the new
> components, which is probably not what I am supposed to do, because when
> I do this, calling other components doesn't work (any link which is
> supposed to call another component just doesn't do anything).

#children must return all the (direct) child components. Also remember
to backtrack them correctly else you break the back button.


> So my question: Is there a way how the user can add/remove components on
> a page at dynamically without breaking anything?
> Bye
> Petr
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