[Grok-dev] Re: grok.Form and template files
tseaver at palladion.com
Thu Nov 8 12:26:43 EST 2007
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Thomas Lotze wrote:
> we've noticed an inconvenience when using grok forms:
> If there is an appropriately named and located page template to be found
> in the application package, a form will use it to render itself. This is
> technically expected behaviour, forms being views. However, one often
> wants forms such as edit and add forms to render themselves rather than
> typing all that widget and button stuff in a page template.
> It seems to happen often enough to be a nuisance, though, that one
> accidentally has a template lying around that gets picked up by a form
> while one expects the form to render itself - this bit us several times
> when switching simple displays to edit forms, for example. We feel this is
> a usability bug - maybe forms should make pick up page templates a little
> less implicitly.
> What's other people's opinion? I'm tempted to file a bug unless I get shot
> down for the idea now. Thanks for feedback in any case.
- -1. If I provide a template for a form, I very much expect that it will
be used: my clients typically cannot use tha auto-gen form stuff, anyway.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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