There's got to be more information on this.
Other people have extended form fields, including the Ext Team (which you are now part of). I think for Extension developers this is kind of a 'must know' sort of thing and I really think Ext Support Team should nail this one down.
ux stands for User Extension and as such is not an official part of Ext. It is provided to the community as is, as a good will and of generosity of the author, and there is no warranty or support of it from Ext team whatsoever. The viewpoint is very simple: use if you like, don't use if you don't or write your own and give it to community or don't.
Quote from (L)GPL:
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
Sigh! I didn't really want to get into this sort of thing... It's got nothing to do with dissatisfaction regarding your plugin. I understand just fine how the Ext license works and that one should take the Extensions provided here as what they are: voluntary contributions by the community without any sort of warranty or support. I certainly see it that way.
And I'm not a ranter or whiner. I very much appreciate Ext and all the contributions you and others make here.
What I'm simply trying to communicate is that there may be something of value to be learned from what we discovered with this extension. And if there is a common thing to watch out for then I think it would be extremely valuable to communicate that back to the people who make the effort to contribute to Ext. Don't you think?
I'm not 'expecting' the Ext Team to do that. It was merely a suggestion to help the volunteers in this space avoid this kind of pitfall (if it is one) in the future. I can think of no one more qualified to determine the cause of this sort of issue and more interested in communicating it to the community than the Pros on the Ext Team.
As a personal side note:
I'm reading these forums regularly. I've build some extremely cool stuff thanks to Ext and do the best I can do learning from the generous examples and extensions provided.
I can tell you that there's an increasing sense that those who are labeled here as Ext Core Developers or Ext Support Team are taking a defensive attitude to just the smallest comments taken out of context.
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Last edited by michele.rota; 19 Mar 2008 at 7:38 AM. Reason: SOLVED!
Interesting how different the approaches are to solve the same problem.
My attempt was to write a new submit action (OOSubmit) which uses the fields getValue method (or if existant, a getSubmitValue()) method to retrieve the values. This fixes a lot of other problems, so I blogged about it a little bit. If you are interested, read more about it here: Submit Ext forms the right way.