Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#10617 closed defect (wontfix)

Programmatically created widgets not in form values

Reported by: Simon Speich Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: tbd
Component: Dijit Version: 1.4.0
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


When accessing the values of form widgets with the method form.attr('value') or form.getValues() only values of programmatically created widgets are returned, whose name attribute was set upon instantiation ignoring declaratively set name attributes:

<form name="frm">
<input type="text" name="test" id="test"/>

// does not work
// new dijit.form.TextBox({id: 'test'}, 'test');
// console.debug((dojo.toJson(el.attr("value"))));

new dijit.form.TextBox({name: 'test'}, 'test');

Testcase at

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I think the declaratively set name attribute should be respected and its confusing that it works only with name and not id attribute. This is related to ticket #10616

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by bill

Component: GeneralDijit
Owner: anonymous deleted

Your example code above is confusing since you reference el but never set it.

Also, in the ticket summary you say the problem is that "Programmatically created widgets not in form values" but then in the description say the opposite, that "*only* values of programmatically created widgets are returned".

I checked your testcase on the link, where you do:

dojo.addOnLoad(function() {
	var el = new dijit.form.Form({}, 'frm');
	new dijit.form.TextBox({id: 'test1'}, 'test1');
	new dijit.form.TextBox({name: 'test2'}, 'test2');

It returns {test2: ""} , which seems fine, since your test2 TextBox has a blank value.

Can you attach a test case using the attach file button?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by bill

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Perhaps you are asking for Form.get("value") to return anything w/an id, not just stuff with a name. That's just now how Form is intended to work, nor how HTML works either.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Simon Speich

Sorry for not replying sooner (notification e-mail must have gotten lost...) and sorry for the not so well written and confusing test case.

You assumed right that I meant Form.get('value') should return any form element with an id. I know, that a submitted HTML form only sends names, but if you look at the code below you can see, that the current situation is kind of confusing/unsatisfying even if this is the intended behavior.

Maybe creating a TextBox? without setting the name attribute could throw an error or at least you could mention this in the documentation somewhere, that if a form element doesn't contain a name attribute it is not returned?

var frm = new dijit.form.Form({id: 'frm'});

// This textbox1 is not included in returned object from form.attr(value)
var textbox1 = new dijit.form.TextBox({id: 'Test1', value: 'Testvalue1'});

// But this one is
var textbox2 = new dijit.form.TextBox({id: 'Test2', name: 'Test2', value: 'Testvalue2'});

frm.domNode.appendChild(textbox2.domNode);, 'title', 'after');

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by bill

Good point, I'll update the documentation.

I don't want to disallow TextBox widgets without names because people may be using that "feature" as a way to embed widgets in their Form that they don't want to be part of the form's value.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by bill

(In [22449]) better documentation of value, to indicate that get('value') ignores child widgets w/out a name. refs #10617 !strict.

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