Good enough, appreciate the explanation.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Lukas Renggli
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:42 AM
Subject: Re: Autofocus
> Anyone know what happened to autofocus on magritte descriptions?
> With this gone, how are you currently putting the cursor in
> field when an edit form appears?
I removed it.
The problem was basically because there is no good place to
put this property and the following problems:
- you could have multiple descriptions within the same form
where auto-focus was set to true, especially when composing
descriptions at runtime from several different sources.
- #autofocus: did not work with some more complex
form-elements like one-to-one, one-to-many, multiple-selection, ...
- when changing from WAHtmlRenderer to WACanvasRenderer there
was no replacement for the method #autofocus:, however this
could be easily added again.
- I felt that is unnecessary to have #autofocus: in the
description itself, if you really need to automatically focus
an element you probably do a sophisticated manual rendering anyway.
- proper separation of view and meta-model, something
Stéphane Ducasse and I just recently discussed: a problem in
the current version of Magritte is that I mix meta-stuff and
Seaside/Morphic configuration, such as #componentClass:,
#autofocus: ... this should be the responsibility of a
different object, not the description itself. It leads to
some hard to tackle problems with extension-methods, if you
want to use descriptions with/ without different
view-implementations, however it is not easy to solve. Maybe
something for Magritte 1.1 ;-)