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From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 15:33:01 -0800
To: public-forms@w3.org
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Hi Nick,

Please mark the following action as completed:

Action 2008-04-2.3 

As complete as it will get anyway.
It's a little unclear how I managed to get the action item to do this when 
we had a 3-person team from the forms side of the joint task force, but 
nonetheless, we now have a very reasonably complete draft of the WebFormsA 
spec, and at 20 pages, it's probably the single biggest action item I've 
done in the group.

One thing I didn't do, which I noted previously, is add complexity by 
introducing the xpath variables concept.  It's neat and all, but it really 
looks like it would only complicate the WebFormsA spec at this stage.   So 
far, nobody has provided feedback that this was a bad move, but if we do 
revisit it in the future, then an action item to make the change can be 
issued then.

Meanwhile, we seem to be able to do everything needed for the sample "loan 
form" and "purchase order form" using only one slash on the purchase order 
subtotal calculation.  The results are just so highly consumable that we 
should be able to wait for WebFormsA version 1.1, in my opinion anyway, 
before adding xpath variables.

Cheers,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

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