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Other controls ? Grid ?

From: DESEYNE Jacques <jacques.deseyne@swift.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:45:39 +0100
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-id: <3C5A55B3.5F6E0964@swift.com>

From my lecture of the current Last Call draft (I've discovered XForms only very recently), it would seem that an XForms
specification is not really intended to provide a framework for generic User Interfaces. It lacks several controls commonly found in
widely-used GUI “foundation classes”.

Among other things, one 'control' we frequently need is a kind of grid or table, to present a set of tuples. In principle, it would
be possible to mimic a grid by repeat structures, but the appearance and behaviour will be slightly different, in the best case. Of
course, one could always envision to make her/his own non-standard extensions...

Maybe I am missing something and I should apologise for not having read some requirements document, but what was the motivation to
limit the defined controls to more or less what is already available in HTML forms ?

Best regards,

Jacques Deseyne

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (S.W.I.F.T.)
SWIFTAlliance WebStation Development Team - IT/Interfaces

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