[Seaside] Split form

J.F. Rick self at je77.com
Tue Dec 8 05:41:34 UTC 2015

Thanks. That's a really nice way to do that. I ended up doing it with some
Javascript (combining forms before submitting) but this would be less hacky.



On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 7:11 PM Mariano Martinez Peck <marianopeck at gmail.com>

> Hi Jeff,
> I hope I am correct with what I say, but I am not 100% sure. I think you
> can use Ajax for this. Since you serialize the form you won't need a HTML
> form tag at all. That is, no need of HTML form (unless it does not harm if
> you want it as for displaying/css things), and instead of using submit
> buttons, you use normal buttons with ajax calls and serialization. Example:
> html button bePush; onClick: (html jQuery ajax serialize: (html jQuery:
> '.formToSubmit' ) script: [ :s | self doSomething.
> ] ); value: 'Click me'.
> The basis here is:
> 1) use bePush because you are using Ajax and so buttons do NOT have to be
> submit.
> 2) The magic here is #serialize: which will serialize and invoke callbacks
> for those inputs. And the good thing is that it accepts a jQuery as the
> argument of what to serialize. So you can say, for example, all those
> elements with css class '.formToSubmit'.  And then, when you render forms 1
> and 3, you add css class 'formToSubmit'. If the component is very very
> large, you can reduce the jquery search for performance (like checking
> those elements form AND css class formToSubmit etc...).
> 3) Note that since this is ajax, you could have a couple of headaches. For
> example, doing an #answer: from within the #script: of the ajax call is not
> easy. Also, if you are used to normal request, you would re-render
> everything automatically. Here, unless you do something inside #script: it
> won't refresh anything. So depending on what you need to you may need to
> refresh something from there.
> If you are used to Ajax this will be very very easy. If you need more
> help, let me know.
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 2:05 PM, J.F. Rick <self at je77.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm creating a web interface using seaside that's a bit complicated. One
>> particular annoying part is that I have to use multiple forms:
>> (1) Form 1 contains some fields
>> (2) Form 2 is used for uploading images asynchronously
>> (3) Form 3 contains more fields that really belong to Form 1.
>> Because of layout and because forms can't be within other forms, I have
>> to have both Form 1 and 3, though really they should be the same form that
>> uses one submit button. Is there a good way to combine the forms in such a
>> way that the callbacks for both forms are evaluated?
>> I did notice that the _k are identical for both forms.
>> Cheers,
>> Jeff
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