[html-formfu] Re: Prototype && HTML::FormFu

Brian Cassidy brian.cassidy at nald.ca
Mon Sep 10 14:01:37 GMT 2007

Hey All,

This thread kind of got warnocked. Perhaps a re-post will help? :)


Brian Cassidy wrote:
> I decided to start with a simple auto-complete element. I can envision 
> the yaml file looking something like this in it's simplest form:
> - name: foo
>   type: Prototype::Autocomplete
>   url: /foo
> Q: to set the url programatically, say, via the catalyst context, would 
> the best practice be to override the element with a custom one that does 
> just that? (in new() perhaps?)
> Further to the above config, you can set the update_id, and also a 
> generic set of "options" to be passed along.
> With respect to the update_id, if it's not specified then it is auto 
> generated as "${id}_auto_update" -- this element most likely does not 
> exist and much be created.
> Q: (more of an api question...) If update_id is specified, should i 
> assume the user will generate that element themselves?
> Q: What's the best practice for injecting elements into the form from 
> custom elements?
> I see the the Dojo::Repeatable element, you're adding some elements to 
> _custom_elements() -- should i copy that practice?

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