My second post in as many days which means I am already in help debt. I
shall endeavour to pay this off as quickly as possible :)
I am working on a form app for a UK charity. They want to collect
scientific references that support various ideas around human health and
wellbeing which the charity is promoting. So we have three concepts in the
1. A reference
2. An idea (which references may support)
3. An explanation (of how the referenced evidence supports the idea in
A reference may support one to many ideas. Each time you link a reference
to an idea you really need to explain it. How does this bit of evidence
support this particular idea?
I think you could think of this as tagging with explanations for each tag.
Its pretty easy, as you know, to create a form app to collect simple
references. The tricky part is how to add links to ideas, each one with its
own explanation, and some explanations will be re-used. I am wondering if
this is pushing what is possible with foswiki forms a bit too far. I have
done similar things in web apps where you use a form to add rows to a table
in the main form (e.g. qualifications). Can you do this kind of thing with
The best I could think of was to add an EDITTABLE to the topic body in the
template. We will also want to search by ideas, i.e. select * from
references where idea = X etc. (I will be quite happy to share the solution
on the foswiki site when it is complete. I think some more examples of less
than basic form apps would be helpful.)
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