FormWizard Documentation doesn't mention that POST params' names change
|Reported by:||hendrixski||Owned by:||nobody|
|Severity:||Normal||Keywords:||FormWizard, forms, wizard,|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/contrib/formtools/form-wizard/ is a great document, just one thing it's missing (which took me some time to discover because it's non-obvious and *should* be in the documentation).
FormWizard changes the names of the POST parameters by prepending the step number before the name of the field as it appears in the original form class. For example: slug=forms.CharField in form0 will need to be <input name="0-slug"> instead of just "slug" as you would normally expect. This impacts those who wish to make their own custom forms, because their forms won't validate even though they're passing in all of the right params... or it will seem that way, because they don't know that the right params have a step-number put in front of them.
Hope that's a good description of the situation. And I really hope this saves somebody else a bunch of time.
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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by russellm
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