ed.stow at gmail.com
Thu May 22 00:46:52 CEST 2008
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 1:32 AM, Rob Rothwell <r.j.rothwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have never used Scribo before, but I was wondering if it was capable (or
> nearly capable) of creating an application that would allow the addition of
> new arbitrary data entry "fields"?
This functionality is provided by the Magritte package -- currently
it can render to Morphic or Seaside, so I guess adding another
rendering component should be achievable.
> Basically, I need an arbitrary data collection tool that an end user can
> customize a bit.
> I simply want the end user to be able to select a [new] field "type" (text,
> yes/no, drop down, etc...) and have the new "field" get added to the
> I thought maybe I could hyperlink the field description to a "properties"
> pane in the browser so they could set the field description, data type( for
> eventual data export), etc...
> I have a few thoughts about positioning elements "easily" within a grid
> using coordinate "properties," but will be happy for now to just position
> them linearly one after another!
> Anyway, I currently have a domain object that you can add and remove fields
> to/from, which is subclassed from Ramon's SandstoneDB SDActiveRecord class,
> so it also knows how to save itself to disk. For a first draft, I just need
> a WebApplication object that can track and generate the arbitrary fields
> stored in the object. I think I can do this pretty easily, but just
> wondered if Scribo would be a more robust solution.
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