Update : I wrote an article on Standalone Forms and Validation
Recently I was reading the post Symfony2 Form Architecture by Bernhard Schussek . The main aim of his post was to make use of Symfony2 form component in Zend Framework 2 as the form architecture which was written in RFC seems almost the same. This is a small feedback I would love to give as I am interested to make the Form as a standalone component, what ever framework we are using.
These all started with probably @fabpot tweets about it .
— Fabien Potencier (@fabpot) February 27, 2012
Some months back as of Symfony2 stable was released I tried to incorporate the Form component to Aura Project for PHP which was aiming for 5.3 at that time. But now looking forward to 5.4 + only
Let have a look into the Symfony2 dependencies for Form component which is described in pear.symfony.com
EventDispatcher, Validator, Locale .
AuraPHP already have a Signal / Slot / Event Handler , so it doesn’t need the EventDispatcher, like the same ZF2 already have one, so I feel EventDispatcher is not needed for both the frameworks. Lets don’t think what we have, lets see whether adding these components really solve in creating to make it as a standalone component ?
I have taken a screenshot of the tweets I got in reply. Thanks to all who tried to help me .Below is the link to the details, and I hope you can go more detailed on the tweets if needed.
"Sf2Form by K T Hari, on Flickr"
— Christophe Coevoet (@Stof70) December 2, 2011
So what is missing for Symfony2 form component ? It needs more components as shown in the gist below
So to conclude though the Symfony2 Form mentions as a standalone, its not a standalone component at-least looking from a user point of view like me. You can see various people asking about how to use Symfony2 Form component as a standalone in google groups. But what people points is to Silex again build on the shoulder of Symfony2 component . I am not against Symfony2 , please don’t feel so. But I just want to bring the fact that, than writing a big architecture, people would be looking how we can integrate it as standalone .
So in my view I am looking forward to see how ZF2 will make a change from Symfony2 or will it be the same like binding everything . I am also looking forward to see how Aura project for PHP 5.4 can bring Form . I have limited knowledge, so I may be wrong on the above things too. Feel free to correct me
I am looking for something like the one below, yes of-course we need validation and stuffs , but it will be standalone , no matter :–) .
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— Christophe Coevoet (@Stof70) March 6, 2012
If you are using Framework bundle you need Templating component and to my understanding if you are using TwigBundle you need Twig itself . So is this a standalone ? Also if its really a standalone why it didn’t find a documentation as in http://symfony.com/doc/current/components/index.html . The Symfony2 has released months back, so I don’t feel Symfony2 form is a standalone in the sense as I shown in the example .