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package org.apache.tapestry;
A generic way to access a component which defines an HTML form (or, perhaps, other similar constructs, such as a WML org.apache.tapestry.wml.Go). This interface exists so that the IRequestCyclecan invoke the rewind(org.apache.tapestry.IMarkupWriter,org.apache.tapestry.IRequestCycle)method (which is used to deal with a Form that uses the direct service). In release 1.0.5, more responsibility for forms was moved here.

Howard Lewis Ship
public interface IForm extends IComponentFormBehaviorIDirect
Invoked by the IRequestCycleto allow a form that uses the direct service, to respond to the form submission.
    void rewind(IMarkupWriter writerIRequestCycle cycle);

Returns the name of the form. The name is determined as the form component begins to render, but is not reset (as a convienience for building client-side JavaScript event handlers). The Form (and Go) components render this name as both the name and the id attribute (so it can be used like a field's clientId property.

    String getName();

Returns the validation delegate for the form. Returns null if the form does not have a delegate.

Indicates whether or not client-side validation will be generated during render.

true, if client-side validation is enabled, false otherwise
    boolean isClientValidationEnabled();

Returns true if the form should support automatic field focus (that is, adding JavaScript to position the cursor into the first field of the form, automatically). This requires that the Form component be enclosed by a org.apache.tapestry.html.Body component. When a single page contains multiple Forms, only the first Form that renders will get field focus; by setting the Form's focus parameter to false, it is possible to control which Form gets focus.

    boolean getFocus();
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