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RE : [Moderator Action] 10.1.2: Message needs behaviour of levels defining

From: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 14:13:59 +0100
To: "'Mark Birbeck'" <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>, <www-forms-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <039401c2d361$c5c844c0$f0a031c1@wistiti>

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> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : www-forms-editor-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-forms-editor-request@w3.org] De la part de Mark Birbeck
> Envoyé : jeudi 13 février 2003 00:44
> À : 'www-forms-editor@w3.org'
> Objet : [Moderator Action] 10.1.2: Message needs behaviour of 
> levels defining
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> Whilst 10.1.2 shows nice pictures of how 'graphical browsers' 
> could render the different levels associated with the message 
> action, there doesn't seem to be a device-independent 
> *definition* of what these levels are. This is necessary 
> because it is not possible to indicate the behaviour with CSS.
> 
> Assuming I understand the intent of the visuals, then the 
> spec needs to indicate in some form or other that:
> 
> * modal level requires the XForms processor to halt execution
>   until the user acknowledges the message (we should probably
>   say that other applications that may be running on the device
>   could be activated, if that is the intention);
> 
> * modeless level allows the user to continue using the XForms
>   processor, but the message remains 'available' until the user
>   clears or acknowledges it;
> 
> * ephemeral level means that the message is available to the user
>   for a system defined amount of time
> 
> This seems to me that it would then be sufficient to allow 
> someone implementing, for example, a voice/DTMF XForms 
> processor, to decide on appropriate functionality for their 
> environment. 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> 
> Mark Birbeck
> Co-author Professional XML and
> Professional XML Meta Data,
> both by Wrox Press
> 
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