Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#4511 closed (wontfix)

Missing useful ID attribute in <p>, <li> and <tr> of auto generated form from as_p, as_ul and as_table.

Reported by: gustavo@… Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: Forms Version: master
Severity: Keywords: as_p, as_ul, as_table, id
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Design a form built with Form.as_p(), Form.as_ul() or Form.as_table() is dificult becouse there is no ID in <li>,<p> or <tr> tags.

For example: The <input> field "name" need to be larger than the others. I can do that with <input> tag becouse it have an id="id_name", but if I need to do some changes on the entire block containing the "name" field, it´s impossible.

Current form generation:
<li><label for="id_name">Name:</label><input id="id_name"/></li>

Proposed way:
<li id="name"><label for="id_name">Name:</label><input id="id_name"/></li>

This ID attribute is very useful when doing form design, please considere it.

I change the file from newforms package to act as proposed, and it´s included in this ticket as a patch.

Attachments (2) (13.1 KB) - added by gustavo@… 13 years ago.
newforms/ changed to have ID attribute in <p>, <ul> and <tr> (2.0 KB) - added by gustavo@… 13 years ago.
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Changed 13 years ago by gustavo@…

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newforms/ changed to have ID attribute in <p>, <ul> and <tr>

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by James Bennett

The as_* methods aren't intended to cover every conceivable need of form layout -- they're provided as useful conveniences when you just need a simple/default form layout and don't feel like writing the HTML for it. If you need more customized presentation of the form, don't use the as_* methods, and instead build the HTML yourself, dropping in fields from the form as needed.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Chris Beaven

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I concur with ubernostrum, this is probably outside of what is needed for most people.

Gustavo: in the future, if you could provide a diff rather than just a copy of the whole file, it would be appreciated!

Changed 13 years ago by gustavo@…

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