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Re: Element name for specifying properties on dispatch action

From: Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:44:56 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAc0PEV23RrRW3OEzC3kNQndfbv6J5xgTpSb-ws9pECr57+fKw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Public Forms <public-forms@w3.org>
Cc: Nick Van den Bleeken <Nick.Van.den.Bleeken@inventivegroup.com>
The term "property" is very general, but it's hard to come up with
another term that is not as general, since what we are looking for is
a term to refer to custom name/value associations.

The DOM 3 [1] and DOM 4 [2] documents (why are there 2 version going
on at the same time?) do use here or there the term "property",
without defining it. I can only guess that the term comes from
JavaScript (defined as "association between a name and a value that is
a part of an object").

In short, +1.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/domcore/

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM, Nick Van den Bleeken
<Nick.Van.den.Bleeken@inventivegroup.com> wrote:
> All,
> In March this year we agreed to add a mechanism to add properties to custom events when sending them using the dispatch action . We had chosen 'property'[1] as the name of the element, because the event()[2] function used to access the extra event data/parameters, calls the event data/parameters a properties. Some people weren't happy with the name though. Until now nobody came-up with an alternative that is wider accepted.
> If you want another name for the element, please propose one now. We will discuss the new name on the list and at the next teleconf. If nobody responds, I'm going to remove the editorial note that states that 'The property child element is still under debate, the syntax will probably change in the future.'
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> 1: http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_2.0#The_property_Child_Element
> 2: http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XPath_Expressions_Module#fn-event
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