Let me explain again what I am trying to do, and maybe you can share your thoughts with me - since you generally give good advice!
Beneath one of my articles are Member Comments. I expect any given article could have from 50 to 500 Comments.
For each Member Comment, I want to ask at least 2 Questions:
1.) Was this Comment helpful? (Yes/No)
2.) How would you rate this Comment? (1 to 5 Stars)
My assumption is that a person would be reading through the Comments, see one that stands out - good or bad - and decide to take my "mini-survey" on said Comment.
As such, the design I was going for is one which assumes a reader is submitting answers for ONE COMMENT versus going through and rating every Comment.
The more I think about it, it sure seems to me that each Comment would be encapsulated in its own Form.
Is my thinking correct?
Is there any damage if I have 500 Comments on an Article, and thus I need 500 Forms?? :eek:
Right now, all of an Article's Comments are already wrapped in a Form because I use that when the reader wants to sort things or navigate between pages.
I do NOT think it is a good idea to let my two questions above exists in this current "parent" Form because then a reader could go crazy and start rating everything under the stars all at once.
If it IS okay to encapsulate my two Comment questions in a "mini" Form, then the next question would be, how do I do the HTML?
Would your advice above still apply or not?
It seems to me that I would want the NAME to be the same for everything, because there would be a distinct Form for each Comment, and so there wouldn't be any "collisions".
Anyways, I would be interested to hear your thoughts, Stephen - along with any other gurus lurking out there!