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[dialog element] need another name for "visible" attribute

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:46:29 -0700
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF80720737.C49C0670-ON88257603.000EACE9-88257603.000F3EFB@ca.ibm.com>
Just want to quickly start a discussion thread to continue with the dialog 
element, which we discussed on today's telecon.

I understand that it is useful to indicate that a dialog should be visible 
on form startup, in lieu of a show action that hooks xforms-ready.

I also get that this is similar, if not analogous, to setting up a switch 
using the selected attributes of cases.

But the name "visible" for the attribute is not very good.  There's 
nothing in the attribute name to suggest it is interpreted on startup 
only.  Granted we do have the same problem with the selected attributes, 
but we're actually planning to improve that in XForms 1.2, so past 
mistakes can't be used to justify future ones.

Any better ideas for a name?

Thanks,
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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