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XForms WD 20011207: instance content

From: T. V. Raman <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 14:55:37 -0800
Message-ID: <15391.51561.329517.690159@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: "JOHANSSON, Justin" <Justin.JOHANSSON@baesystems.com>
Cc: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
Good point --and excellent catch!

Personally I agree with you --please treat this as my
personal opinion and not that of the XForms working group.

We'll discuss this to see if any of the other members of the
working have a good reason not to allow XForms elements in
the instance --as a Lisp hacker I love the idea of being
able to edit an XForm with an another XForm.

Given the high quality of feedback on this list, I'd like to
hear from other participants here in case they spot a reason
 that would make allowing XForm: elements in the instance.

Thanks for your careful reading --
>>>>> "JOHANSSON," == JOHANSSON, Justin <Justin.JOHANSSON@baesystems.com> writes:

    JOHANSSON,> Hello all, IMHO the following 4.3.2 quoted
    JOHANSSON,> below is unnecessarily restrictive.

    JOHANSSON,> 4.3.2 instance The content of the instance
    JOHANSSON,> element is arbitrary XML in any namespace
    JOHANSSON,> other that the XForms namespace. Authors
    JOHANSSON,> must ensure ....

    JOHANSSON,> XForms should be heading towards the
    JOHANSSON,> capability of a form to able to provide
    JOHANSSON,> editing facilities for and the submission of
    JOHANSSON,> arbitrary XML without qualification.  After
    JOHANSSON,> all, as part of a generic XML editing
    JOHANSSON,> application, an author may wish (as I do) to
    JOHANSSON,> develop a form for editing XForm data (ie. a
    JOHANSSON,> form for editing a form).

    JOHANSSON,> It seems no big deal to me if the XForms
    JOHANSSON,> spec simply dropped that restriction.  So
    JOHANSSON,> long as it is understood that everything
    JOHANSSON,> inside a top-level instance element is to be
    JOHANSSON,> interpreted as instance data then that is
    JOHANSSON,> sufficient.

    JOHANSSON,> Justin Johansson Software Engineer, BAE
    JOHANSSON,> SYSTEMS PO Box 1068 Salisbury, South
    JOHANSSON,> Australia 5108 Ph: +61 8 8480 7564 Email:
    JOHANSSON,> justin.johansson@baesystems.com

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