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Re: XForms document versioning

From: T. V. Raman <raman@users.sf.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 06:25:49 -0700
Message-ID: <17940.63709.100315.829753@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: steven.pemberton@cwi.nl
Cc: mark.birbeck@x-port.net, www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-editor@w3.org


My own preference is to have a version attribute (re: the TAG
discussion).

One possibility -- since xf:version is an author hint -- and
given that 1.0 didn't explicitly use it -- would be to default
xf:version to 1.0 when missing.

>>>>> "Steven" == Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> writes:
    Steven> Funnily enough, a similar discussion is going on in
    Steven> the TAG. See for instance
    Steven> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2007Apr/0031.html
    Steven> 
    Steven> Steven
    Steven> 
    Steven> On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:02:12 +0200, Mark Birbeck
    Steven> <mark.birbeck@x-port.net> wrote:
    Steven> 
    >> 
> Hello,
    >> 
    >> I'd like to suggest that we have a version attribute that
    >> can be used on any element in a host language. This would
    >> therefore be a global attribute in the XForms namespace,
    >> and might be used as follows:
    >> 
    >> <html xf:version="1.1"> ...  </html>
    >> 
    >> My feeling is that this attribute is less about enforcing
    >> behaviour of processors, and more about providing a clear
    >> indication to authors which type of document they are
    >> dealing with.
    >> 
    >> For example, if a form contains a submission that uses the
    >> new xf:resource attribute or element, it may not be
    >> immediately obvious to a new author as they start to learn
    >> XForms, that this is not supported in all
    >> processors. Rather than having a flurry of emails on one
    >> or other list saying that some example doesn't work, I
    >> think we should encourage authors to indicate what
    >> standard is being used by a form.
    >> 
    >> Regards,
    >> 
    >> Mark
    >> 
    Steven>

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--raman

      
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