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Re: Brainstorming: more structured form submissions

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:51:39 +1000
Message-ID: <460C894B.6020909@lachy.id.au>
To: Ben Meadowcroft <ben@benmeadowcroft.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
> An issue I have often come up against is wanting to provide an editable grid 
> for form submission. The current model of a name and value pair submission 
> can be problematic in this situation.
> 
> To work around this currently it is common to prefix or suffix a row
> identifier to the names of controls with a "row".

I think the repetition model in Web Forms 2.0 might cover this for you.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#repetitionModel

> I propose that we introduce new enctype value(s) and updated guidance on
> user agent processing of form data and name attributes. The goal of this is
> to provide support for submission of more structured form data, e.g. in XML

WF2 also has support for XML submission.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#x-www-form-xml

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Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
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