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Backbase 4 RIA Development by Sergey Ilinsky, Ghica van Emde Boas

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Introduction to the Tag Definition Language (TDL)

The Backbase framework provides a binding language called Tag Definition Language (TDL). The TDL is XML-compliant and has its foundations in object-oriented programming languages. It provides a set of elements and attributes required for the definition of new widgets or tags. The TDL serves as a means to bind classes to document-level markup elements. The Backbase implementation of XHTML and all the BTL widgets are constructed with the TDL.

Widgets

At the start of Chapter 2, we defined a widget as a visible "thing" on a page. Throughout the book, we have tried to avoid confusion by using the term widget in this way and using element for more general "things", not necessarily visible. Control is ...

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