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From: Max Motovilov (max_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 17:14:19

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote in message

> Hmm, it looks like you have a DOM hammer and you see a GUI nail. ;-) A

I disagree, and won't head down the path of mutual psychoanalysis ;-)

> not needed. No, my RAD tool does not recreate anything (note present tense
> here),

Duly noted. Is it something I can look at?

> when you change (the equivalent of) a label's text it just calls (the
> equivalent of) l->set_text.

Which means it knows about SomeInterface::set_text(). Will it handle a
custom widget with a custom property just as smoothly? How much effort on
part of a custom widget developer is required?

> appropriate query engine, you should be able to do XPointer/XPath on a
> widget graph directly if you feel so inclined,

That won't give me a pointer to the run-time instance of a widget, would it?

> Anyway, I have tried the serialization approach and it works. I haven't
> tried a DOM-based graph representation (probably because I haven't grown
> accustomed to the DOM hammer yet), so I can't say how well it would

HTML GUIs. We can argue all night what "well" is, but you have to agree it's
been tried very extensively.


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