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Proposed XHTML Module: XForms Basic

From: B. Johannessen <bob@db.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 15:50:18 -0500
To: htmlforms@damowmow.com
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, ian@hixie.ch
Message-Id: <1070571017.11600.209.camel@babe.h.db.org>

I just skimmed through the XForms Basic Working Draft 4 December 2003:

	http://www.hixie.ch/specs/html/forms/xforms-basic

and have a few comments. The draft directs comments to
htmlforms@damowmow.com and www-archive@w3.org which i guess are mailing
lists. I'm not subscribed to any of these, so please cc replies to 
bob@db.org.

> email:
> 	"An e-mail address, as defined by [RFC822] (the mailbox token,
> 	defined in RFC822 section 6.1)."

First of all, if you're going to refer to an RFC it should probably 
be RFC 2822 which obsoletes RFC 822.

Second; please don't force client and server programmers to parse
the horrible syntax of an RFC 2822 "mailbox". If it's unclear why
this is a bad idea, I can come up with a few examples of valid 
RFC 2822 "mailbox"-es to show how bad it can get. Or you can just
believe me when i say it's a disaster :-)

> maxlength:
> 	"...When this attribute is specified on text or password
> 	controls, the server must not submit a form with the control
> 	having more..."

You probably meant to say "..the client must not..."

Other then that, nice initiative!


	Bob

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