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XForms CR - 8.1 - Class selectors "expected"

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 08:54:22 EST
Message-ID: <b0.2fd096c5.2b0b9c8e@aol.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-editor@w3.org, xforms@yahoogroups.com

I wish to question the content of the Note which is situated a little before 
the final table in 8.1.

As currently drafted the Note states, "A host language is expected to add 
attributes such as xml:lang as well as an attribute, typically named class, 
that holds a list of strings that can be matched by CSS class selectors.".

Assuming that SVG is a host language I don't know of any mechanism in SVG 1.0 
or 1.1 or proposed for SVG 1.2 or 2.0 that allows "the host language" to add 
class attributes to XForms form controls.

What is the mechanism for any host language to perform addition of class 
attributes to form controls?

My second point is that it is unreasonable for class selectors to be 
"expected". Many use case scenarios are adequately handled by element type 
name selectors in CSS.

Of course there *may* be occasions when a document author wishes to add class 
attributes to one or more form controls but I can see no reason why this 
should be "expected".

For the avoidance of doubt this is sent to www-forms-editor@w3.org since I 
wish a formal response to the points raised.

Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 08:55:00 UTC

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