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Re: textarea/@mediatype

From: Ulrich Nicolas Lissé <unlisse@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:33:04 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJmsKWAdyW=1ZURSpyx+G_6dHVMTPp-gVCASec7WOFKenwEP5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
Cc: public-forms@w3.org, "public-xformsusers@w3.org" <public-xformsusers@w3.org>
Erik,

as fas as I remember textarea/@mediatype went into Annotations [1]. I
think we should stay with @mediatype instead of @accept because it
specifies a single mediatype instead of a space-separated list.

Regards,
Uli.

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/Annotations

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org> wrote:
> All,
>
> I thought this had been discussed in the past but I can't seem to see
> it in the XForms 2 feature list [1]. Our implementation supports [2]:
>
> <textarea mediatype="text/html">
>
> so you can use a "rich text" editor to enter formatted text.
>
> Note that in the case of text/html, the requirement is really to
> produce an HTML *fragment*.
>
> Do any other implementations support this as well?
>
> I suggest we include standardizing the mediatype attribute in XForms
> 2.0. Implementations might not be required to support particular
> mediatypes besides text/plain.
>
> Based on the recent discussion on upload I wondered if @accept might
> not be a better attribute name, but at this point I am a bit lukewarm
> about the idea. Would it make sense to say that an text area accepts
> both plain text or HTML text? How would the form then know which type
> of content was produced?
>
> Alternatively, we could imagine using a @type attribute, like for
> scripts, and support:
>
> <textarea type="html">
>
> Comments welcome.
>
> -Erik
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/Category:XForms20
> [2] http://wiki.orbeon.com/forms/doc/developer-guide/xforms-controls/textarea-control#TOC-Rich-text-editor-HTML-editor-
>



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Ulrich Nicolas Lissé
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