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RE: evaluation context

From: Erik van Oosten <erik.van.oosten@backstream.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 10:59:52 +0200
Message-ID: <1631B96E9023064683DC7E8AB1E695CE28B732@amsterdam.nl.backstream.com>
To: "www-forms mailinglist (E-mail)" <www-forms@w3.org>
> > Weeell... this example is precisely one of the more tricky cases. I
> > remember extended discussions about having form controls inside
> > - or more precisely, about prohibiting them. What is the use or need
> > meaning) of having, say, a xf:input _inside_ a xf:caption? or inside
> > xf:help or xf:hint? We do have open content models for these three
> > because we believe that for the integration in other markup
> > it doesn' make sense to disallow markup from _these_ languages (like
> > example XHTML). In the group, we are pretty convinced that XForms
> > caption, help and hint does not make sense.
> >
> > What do you think about that?
> Except for xf:output, xf:repeat, xf:switch. These form controls and
> structures are useful inside caption, help and hint, I think...

That is correct. The xf:output is useful for example when a novice user
would get an elaborate explanation or hint where an expert would only
get a small reminder.
(The term 'explanation' shows more respect to the user then the term
'help', but who cares?)

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