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Backbase 4 RIA Development by Sergey Ilinsky, Ghica van Emde Boas

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Chapter 6. More Dynamic Behavior

The word more in the title of this chapter suggests that we will cover a subject that we have described before. Indeed, we are continuing with what we started in Chapter 3: the three dynamic aspects of application development—traversing the document tree, modifying the document tree, and dealing with events.

Let's have a level check. What we have covered so far:

  • Traversing the document tree: We indicated how you can find elements by ID or by tag name, using the bb object. There is also XPath that you can conveniently use to give a value to those attributes in XEL, which are used to set a node value in the DOM—for example, the often-used select attribute.
  • Modifying the document tree: We discussed how you can use the ...

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