[Seaside] self call: not working

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Jan 25 13:10:57 UTC 2008

>>>>> "John" == John Thornborrow <john at pinesoft.co.uk> writes:

John> Hi all,
John> I'm trying to use #call: but it's not working as expected.

John> renderContentOn: html
John> 	| answer |	
John> 	answer := self call: (MyComponent new).
John> 	"do other stuff with answer .."

John> Another (and simple) example:

John> renderContentOn: html
John>   self inform: 'foobar'

#call: replaces the current component with another, and should not
be used in render methods: only in callbacks.

If you want your top-level component to have no native rendering of its own,
just calling other components, you should be using a WATask and overriding #go
instead of overriding #renderContentOn: in a WAComponent.

for details. (And yes, I'm moving some of this into the FAQ when I get back
from this trip!)

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