[pmwiki-devel] Question about Forms & Actions
Ben at InterdependentWeb.com
Mon Dec 11 12:47:20 CST 2006
The Editor wrote:
> Do I have the gist of all this?
Yep, you've got it!
> To make it configurable, how about setting a SDV value for
> ZAPformaction = to "action=$ScriptUrl?n=$pagename" and then insert
> this into the form markup. This way, an admin could overwrite it if
> desired in a local config file?
Handier would be for the (:zapform:) markup to allow the destination of
the form to be specified within the wiki markup. For example,
(:input form action=http://example.com/example.cgi method=post:)
(:input hidden action zap:)
and so on.
> Let me know if I'm more or less on track and I'll try and work out the
> code, (or you could supply it to make sure it works for what you
I'll see if I can get that to you this afternoon.
> PS. Could you explain why you are using ZAP in an edit field?
> Interesting, but no clue why you are using it this way... Quite
Because PmWiki has an edit action already, and it seems to me that if a
person is viewing a record (or data page) and clicks edit, the
user-friendly thing to do at that point is to let them edit the record
(or data page). :-)
UpdateForm works much as ZAPdata currently does: you put a form on a
single page, and to view a record you view the *form page* (not the data
page) with some variable=value in the URL. But the way DataQuery works
is that you view the *record* as if it were a wiki page, with Table.Id
as the page name, and you edit it just as if it were a wiki page, except
that the form you use to do the editing has separate fields for each
field of data instead of one big text-editing field.
The same trick works with ZAP data pages: if you have a ZAP form in the
$Group.EditForm, then you can edit a data page by clicking the edit link
just as you would any wiki page. The only trick is to tell PmWiki to
use the $Group.EditForm if one exists, instead of $SiteGroup.EditForm.
I don't have the line of code on me at the moment, but I'll send it to
you shortly. Maybe it could be a snippet on ZapSite. :-) --Ben S.
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