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Re: Redundancy in XForms ?

From: Maxime Levesque <cecmax@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 11:17:54 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010511181754.79333.qmail@web13707.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

> Of cause your XForms browser should be intelligent
> enough to offer you
> the values in the model, if no further restriction
> in defined in the UI.

 My point is that if the XForms browser is
intelligent enough to only offer choices that
are valid (based on what the model says),
what need is there to define a choice list
in a UI ?

> >   Also, there seems to be a hook in XForms model
> for
> > obtaining dynamic enumerations from an external
> method
> > invocation:
> I'm not at all involved in the development of XForms
> anymore, but i think this way of defining choices > 
> will be dropped sooner than later (if
> the simple modeling language is replaced by a real
> subset of XML Schemas)

 I think that it would be a mistake to drop it out,
my opinion is that UI devellopment is a mostly
declarative task, but there is a small portion of
procedural coding needed, so XForms taps from the
power of declaratives languages (xml, xpath, mlshema),
but it would be nice to delegate behavioural parts to
an external (procedural) language. XSLT has done that,
it gives you an 'escape' into an external language.

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