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XForms 1.1 spec editor's drafts now available on public page

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 11:06:12 -0700
To: public-forms@w3.org, www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF4ED92D44.549E5621-ON882572D3.00618BF0-882572D3.006372C3@ca.ibm.com>
The public page has now been updated to include links to the latest 
editor's draft, diff-marked version (relative to last published version), 
and the source bundle used to bulid the spec.

Building the spec is as easy as unzipping the source bundle and running 
makespec (or the two java command lines within it). However, you must have 
Java 6 or Java 1.4 available.  There is a reflection bug in Java 5's XSLT 
template processing code that conflicts with the type of XSL import rules 
that W3C's diffspec and xmlspec use.  Specifically, a stylesheet with 
wildcard template match rules has problems during apply-imports if it 
imports rules that match the same elements more specifically.   I reported 
the problem to Sun quite a while ago, but my bug report has not yet been 
acknowledged.  Still, the bug *is* fixed in Java 6, and Java 1.4 uses a 
different processor that does not have the bug.  And if you want to use 
something else like xsltproc, it's pretty easy to set up the parameters 
based on those in makespec.

This first editor's draft contains only minor differences to the last call 
working draft to update the date, status, patent policy, member 
acknowledgements, and production notes and to move a couple of glossary 
definitions to sorted order position and to define and reference the term 
QNameButNotNCNAME. Finally, I noticed what to do in spec xml to clarify 
that the xforms schema is non-normative.

Cheers,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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