[Portfolio] Is there a better way to render subforms?

Sean Keesler sean.keesler at threecanoes.com
Fri Jan 22 18:01:14 PST 2010

I doubt I am the only one to notice that rendering a form that has a
complex element in it (ie: contact info that has a first name, last
name, address, city state & zip fields) results in a pretty lame UX.

When your schema has a single, repeatable field, the input element is
repeated with the same name.

I suppose we could use a little JavaScript in a renderer to replicate
a block of HTML form inputs in a fieldset for a complex element in a
It would be great if there were some convention for naming the
"sub-elements" of a complex field to accomplish a similar
effect....something like:


and then:


Has anyone given something like that any thought?

Sean Keesler
130 Academy Street
Manlius, New York 13104 USA
sean.keesler at threecanoes.com

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