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RE: XForms WD 20010608 - inconsistencies in <caption> and <help> elements

From: Cassandra Greer <cassandra@mozquito.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:53:13 +0200
Message-ID: <D0F1529EE943B3449F755CA1A4088746497DE4@winserver.windomain.mozquito.com>
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
Hi all!

In defense of the Working Group, I think the whole group is very aware
of the fact that the current XForms spec is far from perfect.This is not
because they haven't been trying to make it perfect either (I sit across
from Josef and I can see how much time and effort he puts into this
along with the others!). 

There are many inconsistencies but remember  - this is a Work In
Progress. The working group is probably very appreciative of the effort
that the people on this list make to understand what the WG has written.
Your input and experience is invaluable in helping these guys see things
that perhaps they wouldn't see because they are so close to it.

Regards,

Cassandra :)

> ----------
> From: 	AndrewWatt2001@aol.com
> Sent: 	Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2001 16:39 Uhr
> To: 	www-forms@w3.org
> Cc: 	xforms@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: 	XForms WD 20010608 - inconsistencies in <caption> and
> <help> elements
> 
> I have stumbled across another seeming inconsistency in the June 2001
> XForms 
> Working Draft. 
> 
> In the example in Chapter 7.2 the <caption> element is a single word
> label. 
> In that example the <help> element is a sentence of suggested helpful 
> information. 
> 
> However, in the example in Chapter 7.3 the <caption> element is used
> in the 
> way that the <help> element was used in the example in 7.3. 
> 
> If the <caption> and <help> elements have clearly distinct functions
> then it 
> would help readers if the examples reflected that. 
> 
> However, I wonder if there is duplication among the functionality of
> the < 
> caption>, <help> and <hint> elements. Are all three really needed? In
> 7.2 the 
> <help> element seems to be used to give a hint. In 7.3 it is the
> <caption> 
> element which gives the hint. 
> 
> It seems that there is scope for clarification and rationalisation
> here. 
> 
> Andrew Watt
> 
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2001 11:53:14 GMT

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