Re: XForms: Problem noifying end of input.

From: Ravi Mehrotra (
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 22:05:59 EST

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    It has been interesting to read all the intense debate on the behaviour
    of the input widget. I would like to just contribute an experience
    rather than add my preferences to the arguments. I had put together an
    application using XForms for not so computer literate people. A lot of
    times people came back to me saying that they had entered a value in an
    input field and hit OK/START/STOP... (application) buttons but the value
    hadn't changed and the program was hence not working ! I had to
    explicitly display a message somewhere that "Please Hit REURN after
    keying in a value". I also followed another approach where I checked for
    changed values withing the code incase sombody forgot to press the
    RETURN key.

    Ravi Mehrotra
    National Physical Laboratory
    New Delhi

    Steve Lamont wrote:
    > # To subscribers of the xforms list from Steve Lamont <> :
    > > Both "Your scheme" and the "Xforms feature" are currently available. You
    > > propose to remove (or at least don't appreciate) the Xforms feature.
    > Just to clarify -- I propose nothing either way. I'm just pointing
    > out that there are ways to skin that particular feline without adding
    > more complication to an already complicated interface. It's up to TC.
    > While TC has been kind enough to extend the copyright ownership to me,
    > I certainly don't feel particularly proprietary and I hope that when
    > this API becomes Open Source that many folks will be able to
    > contribute to its growth.
    > spl
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