Forum OpenACS Development: Re: ad_form vs. template::form vs. roll your own
some html stuff ...<br><br><br>
<formwidget id="mywidget1" size="20" ...>
As soon as the contents of the formtemplate tag are not empty it will use those to render the form instead of rendering it automatically.
I had done that, but wasn't reading the error message in the logs correctly.
I was missing the :ok on that widget.
Thanks for the help everyone!