[Html-widget] Offer of help / question about H::W status
mjg17 at eng.cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 1 15:45:04 CEST 2006
On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Ash Berlin wrote:
> First lets make sure I understand what you're saying properly. Basically
> you are suggesting the following:
> * HTML::Widget - similar to it is now, but instead of containing
> elements/embedded widgets, only contains containers (or block level
> elements - BLEs)
> * Fieldset/Container/BLE - this would contain other BLEs or the
> elements themselves, along with associated constraints.
> So in a lisp like arrangement:
> H::W( BLE( e, e, BLE( e, e, e)), BLE(e, e))
Yes, that's right.
> If so yes, that makes sense - in fact I almost ended up doing something
> akin to that before, but I found out I didn't need to.
> I think the one caveat is to make sure the old behaviour is maintained.
> This would basically entail putting all of the functionality you
> describe in the BLE class which isa HTML::Widget::Element.
Yup, pretty much, perhaps with one or two new convenience methods in
H::W. Processing in H::W would need to be refactored, but in a
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