Re: XForms: V0.87 is available for testing

Steve Lamont (
Sun, 20 Jul 97 06:16:50 PDT

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> Currently, when an alert goody is opened with fl_show_alert(),
> any previously opened alert goody is closed
> by Xforms.
> Alert goodies should (IMHO) stay opened until
> closed by the user.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^

I don't understand this complaint. Alert goodies block interaction
until the button is pressed. They exhibit the described behavior, as
far as I can tell. I can't see how you could have two alerts on the
screen at once from a single application.

I suppose you could generate a second alert from some sort of
background task but in my test code, at least, they are displayed
sequentially and not simultaneously.

> We had this discussion a while ago. At this time,
> fl_show_alert() in 0.81 was franckly bogus (it was garbling
> the text in the previously opened alert goody).
> This bug has obviously been fixed in 0.86, be the behavior
> is still inadequate, I think.

IMHO, the tone of the two paragraphs above is unduly hostile.

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