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XForms 1.1 Review

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:45:20 -0500
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: public-xml-core-wg <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070220184520.GL17709@mercury.ccil.org>

Grosso, Paul scripsit:

> ACTION to John:  Review XForms 1.1 for us. 

I find the following issues:

1) XForms inherits the definition of "id" from the language in which it
is embedded; as such, it cannot be readily imbedded in a language
where the ID attribute is "xml:id".  Either should be allowed.

2) There is a normative reference to XForms 1.0 that seems unnecessary,
as XForms 1.1 is self-contained.

3) The types xforms:dayTimeDuration and yearMonthDuration should be moved
to the list of empty-content-allowing datatypes in 5.2.7, and the
types xs:dayTimeDuration and xs:yearMonthDuration (in the XSD namespace,
but defined by the XQuery 1.0/XSLT 2.0 data model).

4) xs: seems to be preferred to xsd: as the prefix for the XML Schema
namespace; xsd: suggests the XML Schema Datatypes namespace.

5) The XForms-specific procedures should be harmonized with
the XPath 2.0 function library where possible.

This discharges my action.

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