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Re: XForms 1.1 spec - section 11.1 - targetref - minor clarifications needed

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 17:23:38 -0700
To: Vlad Trakhtenberg <vladt@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFCF1E1F7E.72CF9FAE-ON882575CB.0001F212-882575CB.00022B40@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Vlad,

The behaviors for the cases you mention are covered clearly in Section 
11.10 on Replacing Data with the Submission Response (

I believe the mixup is that you are reading the attribute summary only.

Best regards,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
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Vlad Trakhtenberg/CanWest/IBM
www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-editor@w3.org
John Boyer/CanWest/IBM@IBMCA
06/03/2009 10:58 AM
XForms 1.1 spec - section 11.1 - targetref - minor clarifications needed

Dear Editor/WG,

I think some clarifications are needed in description of the targetref 
attribute in section 11.

1. What should happen if the targetref resolves to an empty nodeset? (And 
specifically, with respect to instance attribute presence :).

2. What should happen if targetref points to a 'wrong' instance (given by 
the instance attribute)?

Ignoring instance attribute if targetref if present (and resolves to an 
non-empty nodeset?) or even its deprecation seems like a reasonable 


Vlad Trakhtenberg,
IBM, Victoria Software Lab
Received on Thursday, 4 June 2009 00:24:17 UTC

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