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RE: <group> and the navigation sequence algorithm

From: Josef Dietl <josef@mozquito.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 17:40:25 +0200
Message-ID: <D0F1529EE943B3449F755CA1A40887460FC038@winserver.windomain.mozquito.com>
To: "Nolan, Laura" <Laura_Nolan@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Hi Laura,

Raman has already provided you with the intention behind navindex. More
specifically to your question, it looks to me like you have indeed
discovered an inconsistency in our spec. Thanks for the report, we'll
discuss it soon and keep you up to date.

Reports like this are sometimes awkward for the editors, but they are
among the reasons for having this mailing list. After all, we want to
discover such quirks now - not if/when XForms is a Recommendation.

Josef
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nolan, Laura [mailto:Laura_Nolan@hplb.hpl.hp.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 6:01 PM
> To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
> Subject: <group> and the navigation sequence algorithm
> 
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Section 8.4 of the WD states that navindex is used to order navigation
> sequence within a group; whereas section 11.4.3 states that 
> navigation is
> determined on a document wide basis solely according to a 
> total ordering of
> form controls. 
> I'm having trouble reconciling these two statements.
> 
> It doesn't seem logical to split the form controls in a 
> <group> up - so the
> navigation sequence of 11.4.3 could work inside a <group>. 
> But if a nested
> <group> appears inside that <group>, where do its controls 
> appear relative
> to those of the parent <group>? In this example, if you used 
> the 11.4.3.
> algorith, you'd split up the inner group.
> 
> <group>
> 	<textbox ref="..." navindex="1">
> 		<caption>Input 1: </caption>
> 	</textbox>
> 	<textbox ref="..." navindex="3">
> 		<caption>Input 2: </caption>
> 	</textbox>
> 
> 	<group>
> 		<textbox ref="..." navindex="4">
> 			<caption>Input 3: </caption>
> 		</textbox>
> 		<textbox ref="..." navindex="2">
> 			<caption>Input 4: </caption>
> 		</textbox>
> 	<group>
> <group>
> 
> 
> Would it make sense for <group> to have a navindex attribute too? If a
> document contains several different groups at the top level, 
> all with a
> variety of navindex values, in what order should the groups appear? 
> 
> <group>
> 	<textbox ref="..." navindex="1">
> 		<caption>Input 1: </caption>
> 	</textbox>
> 	<textbox ref="..." navindex="4">
> 		<caption>Input 2: </caption>
> 	</textbox>
> <group>
> <group>
> 	<textbox ref="..." navindex="2">
> 		<caption>Input 3: </caption>
> 	</textbox>
> 	<textbox ref="..." navindex="3">
> 		<caption>Input 4: </caption>
> 	</textbox>
> <group>
> 
> Thanks,
> Laura Nolan
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 27 July 2001 11:40:26 GMT

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