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Re: Specify meaning of setfocus to controls that will soon exist (PR#19)

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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 08:34:02 -0500
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To: boyerj@ca.ibm.com
CC: www-forms-editor@w3.org


thank you for pointing this out. The proposed resolution is: The setfocus,
toggle, and setindex actions will run the actions indicated by the
deferred-update flags (which will clear the flags).

Ulrich Nicolas Lissé.
For the Forms WG

> It is supposed to be the case that you can setfocus to a control that is
> within a repeat, like this:
> <trigger>
>     <label>Send me to I2</label>
>     <setfocus ev:event="DOMActivate" control="I2"/>
> </trigger>
> <repeat id="R" nodeset="a/b/c">
>     <input id="I1" ...> ...</input>
>     <input id="I2" ...> ...</input>
> </repeat>
> But the specification does not say what happens when the focus is sent to
> I2 on a newly created repeat item:
> <trigger>
>     <label>Send me to I2</label>
>     <action ev:event="DOMActivate" >
>        <insert nodeset="a/b/c" ... />
>        <setfocus control="I2"/>
>     </action>
> </trigger>
> I believe that the focus should still arrive on I2 in the newly created
> set of UI controls, but this is because I believe that setfocus has a
> deferred behavior that is imposed at the end of xforms-refresh.
> This deferred behavior is not specified, so I wonder what other
> implementations are doing.  Either way, clearly the above markup (the
> second trigger) should not fail to set the focus, but a literal reading of
> the current spec would seem to imply that it does because the repeat index
> of R is increased as soon as the insert occurs, yet the corresponding
> controls do not exist until the next xforms-refresh.
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
> Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Victoria Software Lab
> E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com
> Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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