streamline party entry
Entering contact informtion for people is common and time-consuming. We could
substantially streamline this process using several mechanisms. In order of
1) Collect contact information about the user in the profile. When they type
their last name in a eml-party surname field, pop up a window asking if they
want to use their own info, and fill it in for them if they say yes.
2) When someone enters a surname in, look it up in ldap, either on each
keystroke, or when they move to the next field. This may be something we want
to ask metacat to do. Pop up a dialog that doesn't prevent them from continuing
to enter the name, and ask if they want to use one of the ldap entries. If they
say yes, format the entry in EML and fill in the values for them.
3) Keep a list of entries in memory for paries that the user has entered
previously in the current package, or in all packages. When they type in a
surname, pop up a dialog as in (2) with this list and ask if they mean one of
the existing people. If that person is already in the document, add a reference
to that person if using eml 2. Otherwise, add the person in as an eml block.