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Re: First drafts of XPath functions module and Binding attributes module now done

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 10:46:30 -0700
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Cc: public-forms <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF0561E547.696EC3C0-ON88257499.006115D4-88257499.0061A45A@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Mark,

I think it has to be that way, though, because "all XPath implementations 
must support [the core functions]" [1].

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath#section-Introduction

Cheers,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Staff Member
Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
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From:
"Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
To:
John Boyer/CanWest/IBM@IBMCA
Cc:
public-forms <public-forms@w3.org>
Date:
08/02/2008 03:50 AM
Subject:
Re: First drafts of XPath functions module and Binding attributes module 
now done




Hi John,

Great work.

I've only scanned them, but one quick comment on the XPath functions
module is that it incorporates the XPath 1.0 core functions.

I was thinking that the XForms XPath functions module would simply be
a list of functions that anyone could use, giving them useful features
like credit card checking, encryption, date manipulation, etc. But
whether they incorporate XPath core -- and indeed which version of
XPath core they choose -- is entirely up to them.

Obviously that means that XForms 1.2 would need to incorporate both
the XPath 1.0 core functions, *and* this new XForms XPath functions
module, but it also means, for example, that XForms 2 could choose to
incorporate XPath 2, whilst still incorporating this same XForms
function module.

Regards,

Mark

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 8:04 AM, John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> For the XPath functions module, please see
> 
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/specs/XForms1.2/modules/instance/xpathFunctions/index-all.html

>
> For the updated binding attributes module, please see
> 
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/specs/XForms1.2/modules/instance/bindingAttributes/index-all.html

>
> For further links to the diff-marked versions and source bundles, please 
see
> the main forms working group page (http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/).
>
> Cheers,
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> Senior Technical Staff Member
> 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
> Blog RSS feed:
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/rss/JohnBoyer?flavor=rssdw
>
>



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