Re: XForms: order of visitation

Dr. T.C. Zhao (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 21:30:43 -0500

To subscribers of the xforms list from "Dr. T.C. Zhao" <> : wrote
>How do you control which object is
>visited first? Is it the newest object? The oldest object? Is it
>determined by physical positioning?

Since many users appear to be trying to find a way to specify
input focus order from within fdesign, I am cc'ing
this reply to the list.

Input field visitation order is the order in which they are
added to the form. It is understandable that after
some deletion/addition, the focus order seems to be
out of whack and not exactly the way you wanted.

This problem is easily (I hope) solved from within
fdesign. You can specify the focus order by
the order you raise(F3) the input field.
(raising a object is no more than moving the object
to the tail of the object list. By raising input fields
one by one in the exact order you want the focus order
to be, they will be added to the form in the order
you raise them, thus the input focus order).

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