Re: XForms: cannot deactivate form that is not shown ?

T.C. Zhao (
Mon, 12 Jan 1998 00:25:56 -0600

To subscribers of the xforms list from (T.C. Zhao) :

from Tristan Savatier <> :

>I noticed that fl_deactivate_form() does not deactivate
>a form if it is not currently shown, i.e.

>I do not like the fact that fl_deactivate_form(...)
>requires that form to be shown in order to work.
>Is that documented ? Is that done on purpose ?

Yes. There are arguments for and against this. Your
expectation is not unreasonable, but so is the expection
that when a form is shown, a user should be able to interact
with it. Further if a form is not visible, there is no reason to
deactivate it as there is no way you can interact with such a form.

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