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Re: [XForms 2] New feature - external models

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:35:08 -0700
Message-Id: <D4CA1536-FE51-4906-9872-D31B4ED8B97F@orbeon.com>
To: "Forms WG (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>
Quick note on this: we need to at least consider the benefits/ 
drawbacks of using XInclude, which provides a simple inclusion semantic.

-Erik

On May 27, 2009, at 8:09 AM, Steven Pemberton wrote:

> Kicking off the future version discussion. Here is the first of the  
> features I would like to see.
>
> External models
>
> 	<model id="tax" src="taxes.xml" />
>
> This is above all useful for making several forms for editing a  
> model, so that you don't have to keep updating the models all over  
> the place as the details change. Binds can be used to shield the  
> forms from internal model changes.
>
> I'm not sure that much has to change to support this, though we need  
> to explicitely address the question of whether it is still ok that  
> @bind is an idref
>
> 	<input model="tax" bind="income">...
>
> Maybe in XForms 2, we could change the use of IDREF into something  
> else, so that we are not restricted in the same way as we have been  
> (thereby making the switch in repeat problem go away).
>
> Steven
>

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