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[XForms 1.1] Inserting into an empty element (section 9.3.5 processing rule 6.a)

From: Clark, John <CLARKJ2@ccf.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:15:11 -0400
Message-ID: <F122C25B4CD6F34BB119A97593679601027CA8DB@CCHSCLEXMB59.cc.ad.cchs.net>
To: www-forms-editor@w3.org

As I read the latest working draft of the XForms specification[0], I am
unsure what will happen at processing rule 6.a if the cloned node is not
an attribute and the `insert location node` does not have any children.
In this case, "the target location is before the first child of the
insert location node", but that is not well-defined if there is no such
first child.  I think it would be a significant gap in the specification
if the eventual language would not allow a node to be inserted into an
empty element.

Is there any chance that this could be clarified (hopefully in favor of
being able to insert a node into an element with no children)?

[0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xforms11-20070222/#action-insert

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