Hello Martin,

quoted from http://www.plope.com/Books/2_7Edition/ScriptingZope.stx
Appends the attribute value to the original form action of the form.
This is mostly useful for the case in which you have multiple submit
buttons on one form. Each button can be assigned to a script that gets
called when that button is clicked to submit the form. A synonym for
action is method."

so basically, I interpretted it like: 'foo:action' == 'foo:method',
but it's unclear. Thanks for your precision.


2007/2/8, Martijn Pieters <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
On 2/7/07, Andreas Jung <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> <http://www.plope.com/Books/2_7Edition/ScriptingZope.stx>

Andreas, that doesn't speak a word about the form-field modifier 'method'.

> > I am looking for some documentation about the ":method" used in some
> > forms, for instance  name="discussion_reply:method", but can't find
> > anything.

If the request finds a form field ending in :method in the request,
the id before it is appended to the request URL. This way you can have
multiple callables (scripts, objects, methods, whatever) process the
information from one form, depending on what submit button was

It works as follows:

1/ create a form that POSTS to server/path/
2/ use submit buttons named like 'foo:method' and 'bar:method'
3/ Create 'foo' and 'bar' in /path/ (or have them available there
through acquisition or skins)

Now, when a user clicks the 'foo:method' button, Zope receives a form
for server/path/, and modifies the request to go to server/path/foo
instead. If 'bar:method' was pressed, the request ends  up at
server/path/bar instead.


Martijn Pieters

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