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Re: Fw: Add optional root element to schema to encourage SoC (PR#171)

From: Nick Van den Bleeken <xforms-issues@mn.aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 06:09:14 -0500
Message-Id: <200709121109.l8CB9EQ8031163@htmlwg.mn.aptest.com>
To: guntiso@latnet.lv
CC: www-forms-editor@w3.org

Hi Guntis,

We will not add a root element to our schema.  One can
simply define one's own envelope element in any namespace except ours,
and that element becomes a mini-host language.

Regards,

Nick Van den Bleeken


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> Xml requires root element and xforms schema does not define any,
> thus encouraging to tangle form with host language.
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> At the moment, xforms are otherwise quite self sufficient.
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> With root element, forms could be built, tested,
> and stored as valid xml without any irrelevant host language,
> then combined with separately managed host language
> representation(s) (styles) for these forms.
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> PS. Please refer me to convincing info why keep current
>       restriction if I do not know what I am talking about.
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> Xml requires root element and xforms schema does not define any,<br>
> thus encouraging to tangle form with host language.<br>
> <br>
> At the moment, xforms are otherwise quite self sufficient.<br>
> <br>
> With root element, forms could be built, tested,<br>
> and stored as valid xml without any irrelevant host language,<br>
> then combined with separately managed host language<br>
> representation(s) (styles) for these forms.<br>
> <br>
> PS. Please refer me to convincing info why keep current<br>
>       restriction if I do not know what I am talking about.<br>
> <br>
> Guntis<br>
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