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Button control should be called command control

From: TV Raman <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 11:17:18 -0700
Message-ID: <15678.61230.635262.199475@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: werner.donne@re.be
Cc: www-forms@w3.org


button has been renamed to trigger --if the schema doesn't reflect
this --it's an edit bug that we'll fix.
Werner Donné writes:
 > 
 > Hi,
 > 
 > The form controls in XForms are abstract, i.e. an XForms implementation
 > is free in mapping them to actual GUI elements, so long as the specified
 > XForms behaviour is adhered to. A selectOne control, for example, can be
 > implemented as a listbox, a checkbox, etc.
 > 
 > I therefore think that the name "button" is too narrow for the button control.
 > Command control or action control are better names because they express
 > the logical task of the control. It could be implemented with a button, but
 > also with an item in a popup menu or a keyboard shortcut, or even with
 > all of these together. Such implementations are, of course, not common in
 > browsers, but XForms is not limited to such an environment.
 > 
 > Regards,
 > 
 > Werner.
 > -- 
 > Werner Donné  --  Re BVBA
 > Engelbeekstraat 8
 > B-3300 Tienen
 > tel: (+32) 486 425803	e-mail: werner.donne@re.be
 > 

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman
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