[Seaside] rendering in a class hierarchy

John Toohey johnptoohey at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 22:43:53 UTC 2009

If I understand you correctly, this is what you need to do :-

In the parent's #renderContentOn: html

html div id: #DetailDisplay; with:[
    html render: child1.
    html render: child2.

In the parents #children method

    ^ Array with: child1 with child2

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 17:27, Tony Giaccone <tgiaccone at gmail.com> wrote:

> First I want to thank everyone for the comments on my last request about
> setting up a seaside/pharo server.  Now on to my next question.
> One more about implementation.
> Suppose I have a page, and the page is broken up in to components.  A menu,
> a header,  a synopsis, and a detail record.  Let's focus for a second on the
> detail record.
> In MyApp, there are several different types of detail records, which could
> be displayed in that region of the page.  They are all sub-classes of one
> parent class. For the purposes of discussion, let's assume that the parent
> class is MADetailDisplay, and the sub classes are MAPersonDisplay,
> MAFamilyDisplay, MAAddressDisplay (though in reality the exact classes
> aren't that important).
> I want each of these to details to render inside  the same div on the page.
> <div id="DetailDisplay">
> <!-- in this space the detail component renders -->
> </div>
> Now it would seem very reasonable to give the parent class the
> responsibility of rendering the tag that surrounds that detail component. In
> that way any sub class of MADetailDisplay is going to be in the right
> "location" on the page.
> It's not quite clear to me how to do that in Seaside/Smalltalk. Nor is it
> clear to me if this is really the right way to even think about this
> problem.
> Anyone care to comment?
> Tony
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