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Re: Some questions about dialogs

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:39:25 -0700
Message-Id: <AD1F865C-ED8C-4FB1-AE7F-FCA8C6863AB8@orbeon.com>
To: Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>
Leigh,

I have to disagree with this: at least the way I look at it, if an  
element is called xforms:dialog, it should provide functionality  
resembling what dialogs have been about for the last 30 years. We  
should not try to make this feature cover portlets, windows, or other  
concepts which resemble but are not actually dialogs.

-Erik

On Jun 24, 2009, at 11:47 AM, Klotz, Leigh wrote:

> I think we should not be narrowly focused when adding language  
> features, and it's quite likely that people will use modeless  
> dialogs as containers for interactive content.
> Leigh.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:public-forms- 
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Erik Bruchez
> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:21 PM
> To: Forms WG
> Subject: Re: Some questions about dialogs
>
> You mean using dialogs as portlets? I am not sure that's very  
> compatible with their intent.
>
> -Erik
>
> On Jun 23, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Klotz, Leigh wrote:
>
>> I agree on not adding complexity before we know more but I'd  
>> hestitate
>> to say that multiple dialog instantiations would be rare.
>> We may find them as useful as portlets.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:public-forms-
>> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Erik Bruchez
>> Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 10:40 AM
>> To: Forms WG
>> Subject: Re: Some questions about dialogs
>>
>> Nick  / all,
>>
>>> Until we know better how we will handle components I will write the
>>> text so that only one instance of a dialog can be open at once.
>>
>> I also think now that it is better not to add all that complexity to
>> the specification and implementation, for a feature which will be  
>> used
>> only very rarely.
>>
>> Further, we are not closing the door to supporting this in the future
>> if really needed.
>>
>> -Erik
>>
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>>
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