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Re: About the Web Forms 2 proposal

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 10:45:00 +0200
To: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer" <sebastian@dreamlab.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.trhjxaoe64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:47:44 +0200, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Ian Hickson wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer wrote:
>>
>>> XForms Transitional [...] introduces an expression syntax, Web Forms  
>>> 2.0 does not.
>>
>> WF2 doesn't, because it has not been shown how it could work. We spent
>> significant time and resources trying to find a way to make it work.
>
> I think you owe it to the Web to try a little harder [...]

I think Ian is one of the last persons to "owe" something to "the Web". I  
think it's quite a rude statement given what he's done for it to date.


> [...]
>
>> The 'relevant' feature is available in the proposed HTML5 specs today,  
>> as noted above.
>
> It is obviously tempting to identify relevancy with disabled, but that  
> would be to miss an opportunity to support wizards such as you find on  
> online ordering sites (including Apple's) where you are taken through a  
> sequence of choices with material irrelevant to the current state hidden  
> from view. For this we need to be able to
> hide fields but to do so in such a way that their values are still  
> submitted as part of the form.

This is exactly what is catered for by the feature pointed to in the HTML5  
proposal.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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