On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 2:51 PM, John Chilton <chilton(a)msi.umn.edu> wrote:
I wonder if it is better to ask the user what type they would like to
select and then have the input param inside the conditional.
That is doable now, but I'm not sure it is optimal for usability.
concern about you approach is who it would interplay with workflows.
Say you build a workflow that processes XML files with one input, say
an XML file. If that input param had let you select multiple formats
(format="tabular,xml"), then I believe the workflow input will as well
even though the options as well, even though the workflow would not be
valid for the other types.
Good point... I'm not sure what the workflow would currently allow
here - just XML, or both tabular and XML.
I guess a side effect of my format specific options would be that a
workflow using such a tool should be locked to just the one format.
Is that such a bad thing?