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help/@appearance='minimal'

From: Leigh L. Klotz, Jr. <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:10:29 -0700
Message-ID: <6b7a4fdf2726e844c51677d93bed7cdf.squirrel@graflex.org>
To: public-forms@w3.org
In the spirit of trigger/@appearance='minimal' I propose that
help/@appearance='minimal' offer the control label as a hyperlink which
provides the help on request.

XSLTForms implements this presently in conjunction with help/@href though
it need not be limited to that and ought to be able to work with text as
well.

See http://xformstest.org/klotz/2011/08/pizza/pizza.xml for an example.

In this case, the help hyperlink is traversed directly, but existing HTML
styling techniques can be used to turn it into a popup window, overlay, or
other style.

We've found this means of presenting help to be less visually confusing
than the common "help icon."

Leigh.
Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 23:11:05 UTC

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