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
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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