Ns formvalueput

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Man page: http://aolserver.com/docs/tcl/ns_formvalueput.html


NAME

ns_formvalueput - Sets the value of input elements in HTML documents

SYNOPSIS

ns_formvalueput htmlpiece dataname datavalue

DESCRIPTION

This command sets the value of an HTML input element with NAME=dataname (of any type) to the given datavalue. In the following descriptions, all attribute names are handled in case-insensitive fashion (as required by HTML)
The elements (tags) & types supported are:
  • INPUT
image
ignored
submit
ignored
reset
ignored
checkbox
will be checked if the NAME attribute matches the dataname (case insensitive) and the VALUE attribute matches the datavalue (case-sensitive)
radio
will be checked if the NAME attribute matches the dataname (case insensitive) and the VALUE attribute matches the datavalue (case-sensitive)
  • TEXTAREA
If the NAME attribute matches the dataname, all the enclosed text up to the next </textarea> tag will be replaced by the datavalue.
  • SELECT
If the NAME attribute of the SELECT tag matches the dataname, this will find the first enclosed OPTION tag with a VALUE attribute that matches datavalue, and set its SELECTED attribute. All other enclosed OPTION tags will have their SELECTED attribute removed.

EXAMPLES

Check box "a" from the set a, b:
  % set checks {<form>
  <input type="checkbox" name="ex" value="a">a</input>
  <input type="checkbox" name="ex" value="b">b</input>
  </form>
  }
  <form>
  <input type="checkbox" name="ex" value="a">a</input>
  <input type="checkbox" name="ex" value="b">b</input>
  </form>

  % ns_formvalueput $checks ex a
  <form>
  <input type="checkbox" name="ex" value="a" CHECKED>a</input>
  <input type="checkbox" name="ex" value="b">b</input>
  </form>
Set the value of hidden form field "foo" to "bar"
  % set hidden {<input type="hidden" name="foo">}
  <input type="hidden" name="foo">

  % ns_formvalueput $hidden foo bar
  <input type="hidden" name="foo" value="bar">
Set the value of textarea "textarea" to "new value":
  % set ta {<form>
  <textarea name=textarea>Old value</textarea>
  </form>}
  <form>
  <textarea name=textarea>Old value</textarea>
  </form>

  % ns_formvalueput $ta textarea {new value}
  <form>
  <textarea name=textarea>new value</textarea>
  </form>

NOTES

In AOLServer 4.5.0 (and all previous versions):
  • Checkboxes are treated exactly like radio buttons. That is, all other boxes with the same name are unchecked.
  • There is no mechanism for explicitly unchecking a checkbox.
  • In part because ns_tagelement does not strip single quotes from attribute values, the type, name, and value attribute values for each element must be either bare or enclosed by double quotes.
  • Ns_formvalueput cannot be used with well-formed XHTML 1.0 documents, nor will it create them:
    • The CHECKED and SELECTED attributes are minimized (i.e., have no value) and are always in upper case.
    • <input> elements encoded using the XML syntax <input /> will cause syntax errors in the output (the value attribute is inserted between the trailing / and the trailing >).



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