[Seaside] problem to understand the render: method from book.seaside.st

John McKeon p3anoman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 14:22:35 UTC 2010

Hello Vincent,

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:18 AM, Vincent Dautremont <vdautrem at ulb.ac.be>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm new here, am following the book (http://book.seaside.st)
> and have a question about rendering components and getting the answer back
> from them.
> - In section 11.5 (http://book.seaside.st/book/components/calling/answer)
> the "answer:" method after a "call:" method is clear for me.
> The result of (self call: view) is the object return by the answer: method.
> - In section 11.9 (
> http://book.seaside.st/book/components/calling/show-answer) I've also
> understood that the same goes with the unblocking method "show:" that create
> inline html code of the component.
> - What I don't understand is how to get the answer back if I call my
> component with the render: method.
> In section 12.2 (http://book.seaside.st/book/components/embedding/example)
> the component is now embeded using the render: method and the note and the
> end of the page refer to section 11.5 to get the answer back from the
> cancel/save  button.
> I don't understand that because (html render: editor) doesn't answer true
> nor false when I press the save or cancel button.
Section 12.4<http://book.seaside.st/book/components/embedding/intercepting-answer>shows
hw to accomplish this by assigning a block of code to execute using


> Thank you for the help.
> Vincent.
> with Squeak Seaside 2.8.4 image
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