W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-forms@w3.org > November 2012

Re: Target and targetid on load and sumission element

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:08:52 -0800
To: Nick Van den Bleeken <Nick.Van.den.Bleeken@inventivegroup.com>
Cc: Public Forms <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF263AEBC8.91FB1963-ON88257ABC.006314F4-88257ABC.0063B274@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Nick,

At one point, the thinking around adding the targetref attribute to 
submission was that it would start out in v1.1 only having a semantic 
under replace="instance"/"text" but later be extended to having an 
appropriate semantic for replace="all".
So, maybe the right course is to add targetref to load, and also to amend 
your action item to update targetref on submission, rather than adding 

The differences are that the targetref expression can dynamically control 
the target, but it makes a static target a bit harder. 
However, the latter issue could be mitigated by having the semantic for 
replac="all"  include recognition of a string literal, so that 
targetid="X" could be achieved with targetref=" 'X' ".

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
IBM Distinguished Engineer & IBM Master Inventor
@johnboyerphd | boyerj@ca.ibm.com

From:   Nick Van den Bleeken <Nick.Van.den.Bleeken@inventivegroup.com>
To:     Public Forms <public-forms@w3.org>, 
Date:   20/11/2012 02:43 AM
Subject:        Target and targetid on load and sumission element


I have an action item [1] to add a target attribute to submission (used 
when replace-all is specified). I think we should also add this attribute 
to the load action.

We've added a targetid to the load action to be able to embed a form. I 
think we should also add this attribute to the submission element. (The 
form embedding requires still a lot of work in the spec, I'm going to work 
on this today and tomorrow, and will be asking feedback on Wednesdays 

Kind regards,

Nick Van den Bleeken
R&D Manager

Phone: +32 3 425 41 02
Office fax: +32 3 821 01 71

1: https://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/xforms/actions/1909

Inventive Designers' Email Disclaimer:
Received on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 18:10:02 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:14:07 UTC