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RE: Grouping tag for actions

From: Dan Dennedy <DDennedy@digitalbang.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 14:34:06 -0500
Message-ID: <C96072E096CC0D4EA606C1119F51858A01DB4B@intrabang01.digitalbang.com>
To: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>, "Jim Wissner" <jim@jbrix.org>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
True, but I believe common practice will be to use <action> when there
is more than one contained action. Yes, you can view the collection of
actions like a transaction. Collectively, they are the action. However,
most authors will think "hmmm.... I need to do this, then that, then...
so I need to enclose them in an <actions> tag."

The issue is similar to other things too like <choices>, which we have
been discussing recently too. If we had used singular <choice> then it
would have been very confusing since <choices> is clearly not a choice!
Personally, to avoid potential confusion, I prefer <category> since
<group> is used elsewhere. 

From: T. V. Raman
> Interesting thought.
> Whether you use the singular vs plural is a function of
> whether you look at it from the inside or the outside.
> Look at it from the outside,
> and <action>...</action>
> says what "action" to take --the fact that there is one
> handler vs three inside it is irrelevant --since  depending
> on what handlers you have in your vocabulary,  what is
> "three handlers" in one case may be one handler in another.
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> --raman
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