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Re: ACTION-1932 - Suggest text spec for target keywords referring to host language

From: Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 23:06:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAc0PEXGDT3hVTKyAkuSQOsTJyRSJQ+MHS=-+KLAxgAkY_WuWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-forms@w3.org, "public-xformsusers@w3.org" <public-xformsusers@w3.org>
All,

Following our discussion last week on the target attribute, I am
starting to like the following idea:

- specify two interoperable @target values only:
 - _blank
 - _self
- deprecate load/@show

Then we have:

- target="_self" <=> show="replace" <=> default behavior
- target="_blank" <=> show="new"

The spec would still allow for other values for @target, in particular
when HTML is the host language. Those values might not be
interoperable, but in the case of HTML we can strongly encourage
supporting the same behavior as HTML's @target.

-Erik

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org> wrote:
> All,
>
> This is in response to "ACTION-1932 - Suggest text spec for target
> keywords referring to host language" from the weekly call of
> 2013-02-13 [1]. This started from this email [2].
>
> For reference, see the HTML "valid browsing context name or keyword" [3].
>
> I have maded the suggested changes directly in the wiki as that is so
> much more convenient, and will revert them should the group not accept
> them.
>
> ## Changes to "11.14 The load Element":
>
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/index.php?title=XForms_2.0&diff=3781&oldid=3780
>
> ## Changes to "7.1 The submission Element":
>
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/index.php?title=XForms_2.0&diff=3782&oldid=3781
>
> Some comments:
>
> - I chose not to deprecate `show` on `load`, with the idea that
> `target` might not be supported by all implementations.
> - I made `target` shadow `show` when supported.
> - I don't specify what `target` must do, except suggest, in a note,
> what the HTML behavior should be.
>
> Feedback on the suggested changes is requested!
>
> -Erik
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2013/02/13-forms-minutes.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-forms/2013Feb/0009.html
> [3] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/browsers.html#valid-browsing-context-name-or-keyword
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