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XForms 1.0 PR - 2 Incorrect claim to "separate"

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 04:30:08 EDT
Message-ID: <162.2508c1bb.2c830c10@aol.com>
To: www-forms-editor@w3.org
In chapter 2 of the XForms PR it is stated, "The primary difference when 
comparing XForms with HTML Forms,apart from XForms being in XML, is the separation 
of the data being collected from the markup of the controls collecting the 
individual values".

I suggest that this claim, an adaptation of an oft-repeated cliche, is 
incorrect with respect to XForms.

The notion which I guess the Working Group is attempting to express is that 
the definition of the data to be collected and the markup of form controls are 
bound to each other in a more flexible way than was possible in HTML/XHTML 
forms.

If the data and the form controls were "separate" the XForms form would 
simply not work as intended.

The crucial idea, in my view, is that the data and the form controls are 
bound in a different, more flexible way.

I suggest the text be redrafted to more precisely express the notion which I 
guess the WG is attempting to express.

The WG may also wish to review the accuracy of the wording of the sentence 
since "HTML forms" can also be expressed in XML, as evidenced in XHTML 1.0. So 
that is not a "primary difference" as the current wording implies.

Andrew Watt
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Received on Sunday, 31 August 2003 04:30:11 GMT

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