[Laszlo-user] edittext and password fields

P T Withington ptw at openlaszlo.org
Wed Oct 10 16:04:22 PDT 2007

Or, a klever hacker would realize that they should just define a  
setter for the parent password attribute that applies the setting  
where it is actually needed (saving the overhead of events that the  
person who wrote the $once constraint was trying to avoid).  I.e.,  
'push' the password field to where it is needed.

[cc-ing John.  there is probably a place in the docs for the following:]

Remember Adam's first principle of constraints:  "They are really  
handy for rapid prototyping, but eventually you want to eliminate them."

On 2007-10-10, at 18:43 EDT, Henry Minsky wrote:

> If you look in the edittext component, it says the internal text field
> is  using a 'once'
> constraint to look at the parent.password
> lps/components/lz/edittext.lzx:
>         <_internalinputtext name="field"
>             password="$once{parent.password}"
> So the internal field is not looking at the parent.password value more
> than once at init time.
> That could be changed to an 'always' constraint, I imagine that would
> work better.
> On 10/10/07, James Robey <jrobey at laszlosystems.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, I think i may have found a bug in the edittext component,  
>> but i
>> thought someone might show this to be correct behavior in a way I  
>> don't yet
>> see. The issue is setting password="true" on an <edittext/>  
>> component. It
>> doesn't seem like the password attribute can be constrained. This  
>> example
>> might also reveal a bug with $immediately{} constraints wherein  
>> "classroot"
>> and "parent" don't exist when the constraint is evaluated.
>> Anyone have advice on how to make this work?
>> Test case: none of these fields (save the last hardcoded editext) has
>> password styling.
>>  <canvas proxied="false" debug="true">
>>     <debug/>
>>     <class name="pwtest">
>>         <attribute name="passwordB" type="boolean" value="true"/>
>>         <attribute name="passwordS" type="string" value="true"/>
>>         <attribute name="passwordE" type="expression" value="true"/>
>>         <simplelayout axis="y"/>
>>         <edittext password="${classroot.passwordB}"/>
>>         <edittext password="${classroot.passwordS}"/>
>>         <edittext password="${classroot.passwordE}"/>
>>         <edittext password="$immediately{classroot.passwordB}"/>
>>         <edittext password="$immediately{classroot.passwordS}"/>
>>         <edittext password="$immediately{classroot.passwordE}"/>
>>         <edittext password="$once{classroot.passwordB}"/>
>>         <edittext password="$once{classroot.passwordS}"/>
>>         <edittext password="$once{classroot.passwordE}"/>
>>         <edittext password="true"/>
>>     </class>
>>     <pwtest/>
>> </canvas>
> -- 
> Henry Minsky
> Software Architect
> hminsky at laszlosystems.com

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