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Added by Patrick Lightbody, last edited by Philip Luppens on Feb 01, 2008  (view change) show comment

The xhtml form template sets up the wrapping table around all the other xhtml theme form elements. In addition to creating this wrapping table, the opening and closing templates also, if the validate parameter is set to true, enable Pure JavaScript Client Side Validation. See the form.ftl contents:

<#--
/*
 * $Id$
 *
 * Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
 * or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
 * distributed with this work for additional information
 * regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
 * to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
 * "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
 * with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
 *
 *  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 *
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
 * software distributed under the License is distributed on an
 * "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
 * KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
 * specific language governing permissions and limitations
 * under the License.
 */
-->
<#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/xhtml/form-validate.ftl" />
<#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/simple/form.ftl" />
<#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/xhtml/control.ftl" />

The closing template, form-close.ftl:

<#--
/*
 * $Id$
 *
 * Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
 * or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
 * distributed with this work for additional information
 * regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
 * to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
 * "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
 * with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
 *
 *  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 *
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
 * software distributed under the License is distributed on an
 * "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
 * KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
 * specific language governing permissions and limitations
 * under the License.
 */
-->
<#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/xhtml/control-close.ftl" />
<#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/simple/form-close.ftl" />
<#include "/${parameters.templateDir}/xhtml/form-close-validate.ftl" />
<#if parameters.focusElement?if_exists != "">
<script type="text/javascript">
    StrutsUtils.addOnLoad(function() {
        var element = document.getElementById("${parameters.focusElement?html}");
        if(element) {
            element.focus();
        }
    });
</script>
</#if>