[Seaside] Dynamically changed lists and forms

Dave Bauer dave at solutiongrove.com
Mon Oct 6 19:35:19 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 2:26 PM, Andres Fortier
<andres at lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar> wrote:
> Thanks for the quick response Lukas. I thought that maybe I could avoid
> submitting each value.

Offhand, you can add the list entries to a hidden variable that will
be submitted when you submit the form.


> Cheers,
>           Andrés
> Lukas Renggli escribió:
>>>  the function works ok (at least I can see the elemnts being added to the
>>> list). However when the #addPath message is called as the result of
>>> submitting the form the collection of points is empty. Could anybody tell
>>> me
>>> what am I doing wrong or what am I missing?
>> This is how HTTP/HTML works, not a restriction of Seaside: A
>> select-list is only a list of strings (and associated names) in the
>> web browser. Upon form submission the name of the selected item is
>> submitted to the server, not the items within the list itself.
>> I suggest that you have a look at Scriptaculous (or any other
>> Javascript framework). They provide built in functionality to push
>> values to the server and add them to a list on the server.
>> Cheers,
>> Lukas
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Dave Bauer
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