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Re: Other controls ? Grid ?

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 17:04:47 +0100
Message-ID: <3C5ABC9F.19AE4905@re.be>
To: www-forms@w3.org
Hi,

The form controls in XForms are only an abstract specification of what
kind of
interaction is desired in a certain situation. An XForms implementation
is not
obliged to always map a certain form control to the same GUI control. A
stand-alone
input control could be mapped to an edit field, while an array of input
controls in
a repeating structure could produce rows in a grid control.

The possibilities depend on the sofistication of the XForms
implementation.
If you have a table-like structure in your form, you express that
abstractly
with a repeating structure containing the needed controls. This is what
guarantees
portability of forms.

Regards,

Werner.

> Other controls ? Grid ?
> 
> From: DESEYNE Jacques (jacques.deseyne@swift.com)
> Date: Fri, Feb 01 2002
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> Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:45:39 +0100
> From: DESEYNE Jacques <jacques.deseyne@swift.com>
> To: www-forms@w3.org
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> Subject: Other controls ? Grid ?
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> All,
> 
> 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
> 
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