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Re: Architectural Consistency Requirements for Forms

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 21:22:49 -0700
Message-Id: <E2314F5D-AC0F-4D7D-A74A-402E1C5018C8@apple.com>
Cc: Weston Ruter <westonruter@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, public-forms@w3.org
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>

On May 3, 2007, at 8:54 PM, David Hyatt wrote:

> On May 3, 2007, at 7:35 PM, Weston Ruter wrote:
>> The WF2 repetition model is not bound to forms, even though it  
>> appears with in the "Web Forms" specification. Templates may be  
>> made of any elements by adding the relevant attribute  
>> (repeat="template") and so the WF2 repetition templates work  
>> "outside of a form." In order to declaratively make use of the  
>> repetition model's functionality, however, one must use the new  
>> WF2 repetition model form buttons. Perhaps this is what you are  
>> referring to.
> Ah, ok.  I assumed because this model appeared in a spec devoted to  
> forms that it would require an enclosing form in order to work.  If  
> it does not, then why isn't the entire section in Web Apps 1.0  
> instead of WF2?

I'd guess it's because Ian wrote WF2 first and this was considered  
needed for it. I would expect WF2 and WA1 to be merged into a single  
HTML5 spec soon at which point this can be organized better. I assume  
our future editors will figure out how best to do this. ;-)

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