Ticket #60 ( Pending IE )

Short Description ability to globally alter field generation
Entered By: PeteL When: 1998-06-18 06:48:47 Build: 1.03.14b
Categories Type: Suggestion   Department: Product   Category: HTML Generation
i have had a request to see if i could (in javascript terms) "select" input fields whenever the cursor arrives there (and regardless of how it arrived there). this could easily be accomplished by adding onFocus=self.select() (or something similar, if that's not exactly correct) to each of the generated F_offset_length fields, but i don't want to make that suggestion, it may well be specific to me. however, the ability to globally alter what gets generated into each F_ field would be most excellent.
Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1998-06-18 16:18:06  New Status: Accepted
Comment Good idea--will add a screen. variable--this can even then be set-up so the you can let each user decide what he or she wants.
Append By: PeteL  When: 1998-06-19 09:27:33  New Status: Pending IE
Comment will that be flexible enough to handle the multitude of possible values and single/double quote combinations that might be necessary?
Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1998-06-19 11:04:53  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment Good point-- will need to support backslash escapes in the compiler for string literals (it's about time anyway).

Will let you know when this is ready.

Append By: PeteL  When: 1998-06-25 14:44:23  New Status: Pending IE
Comment just putting this "ball back in your court" so to speak (making status awaiting support), so you don't lose it :-)
Append By: PeteL  When: 1998-07-17 05:38:00  New Status: Pending IE
Comment further implementation suggestion - it would be really nice if this type of feature were built similar to the STYLE implementation, where you can set things globally, but still override them locally - e.g. screen.inputfields="onFocus='self.select()'", which, in theory, would automatically set the select property on whenever any input field received focus. however, if there were particular fields for which you DIDN'T want this to happen, you could override that within the local TEAREA tag, maybe something like inputfields=""