Appendix F. spring-form.tld

F.1 Introduction

One of the view technologies you can use with the Spring Framework is Java Server Pages (JSPs). To help you implement views using Java Server Pages the Spring Framework provides you with some tags for evaluating errors, setting themes and outputting internationalized messages.

Please note that the various tags generated by this form tag library are compliant with the XHTML-1.0-Strict specification and attendant DTD.

This appendix describes the spring-form.tld tag library.

F.2 The checkbox tag

Renders an HTML 'input' tag with type 'checkbox'.

Table F.1. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

label

false

true

Value to be displayed as part of the tag

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

value

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute


F.3 The checkboxes tag

Renders multiple HTML 'input' tags with type 'checkbox'.

Table F.2. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

delimiter

false

true

Delimiter to use between each 'input' tag with type 'checkbox'. There is no delimiter by default.

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

element

false

true

Specifies the HTML element that is used to enclose each 'input' tag with type 'checkbox'. Defaults to 'span'.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

itemLabel

false

true

Value to be displayed as part of the 'input' tags with type 'checkbox'

items

true

true

The Collection, Map or array of objects used to generate the 'input' tags with type 'checkbox'

itemValue

false

true

Name of the property mapped to 'value' attribute of the 'input' tags with type 'checkbox'

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.4 The errors tag

Renders field errors in an HTML 'span' tag.

Table F.3. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

delimiter

false

true

Delimiter for displaying multiple error messages. Defaults to the br tag.

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

element

false

true

Specifies the HTML element that is used to render the enclosing errors.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

false

true

Path to errors object for data binding

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.5 The form tag

Renders an HTML 'form' tag and exposes a binding path to inner tags for binding.

Table F.4. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

acceptCharset

false

true

Specifies the list of character encodings for input data that is accepted by the server processing this form. The value is a space- and/or comma-delimited list of charset values. The client must interpret this list as an exclusive-or list, i.e., the server is able to accept any single character encoding per entity received.

action

false

true

HTML Required Attribute

commandName

false

true

Name of the model attribute under which the form object is exposed. Defaults to 'command'.

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

enctype

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

method

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

modelAttribute

false

true

Name of the model attribute under which the form object is exposed. Defaults to 'command'.

name

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute - added for backwards compatibility cases

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onreset

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onsubmit

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

target

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.6 The hidden tag

Renders an HTML 'input' tag with type 'hidden' using the bound value.

Table F.5. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding


F.7 The input tag

Renders an HTML 'input' tag with type 'text' using the bound value.

Table F.6. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

alt

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

autocomplete

false

true

Common Optional Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

maxlength

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onselect

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

readonly

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will make the HTML element readonly.

size

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.8 The label tag

Renders a form field label in an HTML 'label' tag.

Table F.7. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute.

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used only when errors are present.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

for

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to errors object for data binding

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.9 The option tag

Renders a single HTML 'option'. Sets 'selected' as appropriate based on bound value.

Table F.8. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

label

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

value

true

true

HTML Optional Attribute


F.10 The options tag

Renders a list of HTML 'option' tags. Sets 'selected' as appropriate based on bound value.

Table F.9. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

itemLabel

false

true

Name of the property mapped to the inner text of the 'option' tag

items

true

true

The Collection, Map or array of objects used to generate the inner 'option' tags

itemValue

false

true

Name of the property mapped to 'value' attribute of the 'option' tag

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.11 The password tag

Renders an HTML 'input' tag with type 'password' using the bound value.

Table F.10. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

alt

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

autocomplete

false

true

Common Optional Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

maxlength

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onselect

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

readonly

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will make the HTML element readonly.

showPassword

false

true

Is the password value to be shown? Defaults to false.

size

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.12 The radiobutton tag

Renders an HTML 'input' tag with type 'radio'.

Table F.11. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

label

false

true

Value to be displayed as part of the tag

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

value

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute


F.13 The radiobuttons tag

Renders multiple HTML 'input' tags with type 'radio'.

Table F.12. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

delimiter

false

true

Delimiter to use between each 'input' tag with type 'radio'. There is no delimiter by default.

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

element

false

true

Specifies the HTML element that is used to enclose each 'input' tag with type 'radio'. Defaults to 'span'.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

itemLabel

false

true

Value to be displayed as part of the 'input' tags with type 'radio'

items

true

true

The Collection, Map or array of objects used to generate the 'input' tags with type 'radio'

itemValue

false

true

Name of the property mapped to 'value' attribute of the 'input' tags with type 'radio'

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.14 The select tag

Renders an HTML 'select' element. Supports databinding to the selected option.

Table F.13. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

itemLabel

false

true

Name of the property mapped to the inner text of the 'option' tag

items

false

true

The Collection, Map or array of objects used to generate the inner 'option' tags

itemValue

false

true

Name of the property mapped to 'value' attribute of the 'option' tag

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

multiple

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

size

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute


F.15 The textarea tag

Renders an HTML 'textarea'.

Table F.14. Attributes

AttributeRequired?Runtime Expression?Description

accesskey

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

cols

false

true

HTML Required Attribute

cssClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute

cssErrorClass

false

true

Equivalent to "class" - HTML Optional Attribute. Used when the bound field has errors.

cssStyle

false

true

Equivalent to "style" - HTML Optional Attribute

dir

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

disabled

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will disable the HTML element.

htmlEscape

false

true

Enable/disable HTML escaping of rendered values.

id

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

lang

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

onblur

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onchange

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

ondblclick

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onfocus

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeydown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeypress

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onkeyup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousedown

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmousemove

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseout

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseover

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onmouseup

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

onselect

false

true

HTML Event Attribute

path

true

true

Path to property for data binding

readonly

false

true

HTML Optional Attribute. Setting the value of this attribute to 'true' (without the quotes) will make the HTML element readonly.

rows

false

true

HTML Required Attribute

tabindex

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute

title

false

true

HTML Standard Attribute