Chapter 4. Form Widgets

Form widgets are one of many types of View elements that can exist in a screen widget.

Form widgets are translated into XHTML forms by the OFBiz screen widget view handler. An XHTML form is a web-based (displayed with and operated by a web or internet browser) user-interface that allows an end-user to send a great number of request parameters to the server (OFBiz in this case). As can be seen in the last chapter's examples with GET parameters, tagging request parameters to the URL quickly becomes unmanageable with more than a few request parameters.

An OFBiz request with merely a few (three in this case) parameters can already become unwieldy: http://localhost:8080/learning/control/SomeRequest?paramOne=valueOne&paramTwo=valueTwo&paramThree=valueThree ...

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