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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 12:34:40 -0700
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Cc: public-forms <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF3C64C71C.5F8D1886-ON88257499.006B36FB-88257499.006B8BB2@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Mark,

Still not understanding the crux of the argument here.

The XForms XPath function library is a set of functions that can be used 
with anything that supports XPath core... which is *required* to include 
the core XPath functions.

Separate issue: I haven't called it the "XForms" XPath function module but 
rather just "an" XPath function library.  Calling it the "XForms" library 
has two problems.  First, that library isn't the complete set, but only 
the base set that could be used across all modules of XForms.  Second, it 
causes people to think they can only use the functions if they are doing 
XForms.  I know I'm preaching to the preacher here, but I just wanted to 
clarify for all consumers of this thread.

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 12:24 PM
Subject:
Re: First drafts of XPath functions module and Binding attributes module 
now done




Hi John,

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

Right...but that would be XForms. An XPath function library need not
be more than a set of 'extension' functions defined to enhance the
core ones.

So the XForms XPath function library would be a set of functions that
can be used with anything that supports XPath core.

Regards,

Mark

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