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RE: Comments on XForms working draft from 2001-02-16

From: Josef Dietl <josef@mozquito.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 14:04:40 +0200
Message-ID: <D0F1529EE943B3449F755CA1A40887460FBFD2@winserver.windomain.mozquito.com>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <www-forms@w3.org>
This is relatively simple by exploiting the full power of XPath. See
http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath for more details. Without having it verified,
the following should work: 

	orderForm[namespace::uri-b]/shipTo/firstName 

to select the firstName descendant of the second orderForm element in
your example. 

However, this is still work in progress, and a popular option is to use
only a subset of XPath. If you have real-world scenarios depending on
certain XPath features, explaining them here would certainly be useful.
(Though we can't make any promises.)

Josef
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Reforming the Web: www.mozquito.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 1:39 PM
> To: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: Comments on XForms working draft from 2001-02-16 
> 
> 
> 8.5.: Multiple Forms per Page
> 
> The example binds to an "orderform" element, which is in a namespace.
> However, the binding syntax doesn't seem to provide a way to 
> specify this.
> 
> For instance, if the instance data would be
> 
> <xform:xform id="b">
>   <xform:model>
>     ...
>   </xform:model>
>   <xform:instance>
>     <orderForm xmlns="uri-a">
>       <shipTo>
>         <firstName>value</firstName>
>       </shipTo>
>     </orderForm>
>     <orderForm xmlns="uri-b">
>       <shipTo>
>         <firstName>value</firstName>
>       </shipTo>
>     </orderForm>  </xform:instance>
> </xform:xform>
> 
> How would I distinguish between the two different orderForm elements?
> 
> 
> 
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