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I'm confused with this. label fields in TWikiForms don't allow a name: if a label field has a name, it's presented as a regular field, but without nothing to edit. They are shown as what they are (labels) if they don't have names. That's reasonable, but documentation should mention this fact (that label fields can't have names).


I am not sure I understand. I just checked, see TestForm and TestTemplate. Labels have names, and the value can be set for example with a LabelA=Value+A parameter in edit mode. It works as expected. Labels can be used to store meta data that the user cannot easily change.

-- PTh

Label fields can have names. But if a label field does not have a name, it will not be stored in the topic. The reason for this is twofold:

  1. Large labels can excessively bloat stored topics
  2. Unnamed label fields can be used for labels that appear when the form is edited, but not when the form is viewed.
Unnamed label fields are a powerful tool for help information. Named label fields work as they did in Cairo.

I thought I had documented this; obviously not. Added to TWikiForms in SVN 8326


Summary documentation: TWikiForms does not tell that label fields cannot have a name
ReportedBy AntonioTerceiro

SVN Range Sat, 14 Jan 2006 build 8289
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 8326
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Topic revision: r5 - 2006-01-16 - CrawfordCurrie
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