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Re: [Moderator Action] src attribute on xforms:instance - link or inclusion?

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:08:45 +0200
Message-ID: <14b001c25364$2e53bcf0$228a608a@inria.fr>
To: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>, <www-forms-editor@w3.org>
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  From: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com 
  To: steven.pemberton@cwi.nl ; www-forms@w3.org ; www-forms-editor@w3.org ; w3c-forms@w3.org ; xforms@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 2:12 PM
  Subject: [Moderator Action] src attribute on xforms:instance - link or inclusion?

  In a message dated 30/08/2002 11:59:19 GMT Daylight Time, steven.pemberton@cwi.nl writes:

    > Chapter 3.3 seems to indicate that the "Linking Attributes Collection" is
    > used only on xforms:instance.

    No, chapter 3.3 does not indicate that; nor is it true. (Go to the single
    HTML file version and search for the word 'linking' and you will easily find
    the others).


  Thanks for the correction.

  In thinking further about the src attribute on xforms:instance I wonder whether this is not a "link" but rather should be an include.

  The XInclude REC indicates (presumably normatively) that a difference between an XLink link with "embed" and an XInclude inclusion is that the latter is not necessarily rendered.

  Chapter 1.1 of XInclude refers to an XLink simple link being "embedded graphically" in the display. But of course the content of the xforms:instance element is not intended (directly) for display, although it can be "copied" (for want of a better term) (or referenced by?) to the appropriate form controls, as I understand it.

  Do you think there is any case for reviewing the src attribute on xforms:instance and replacing it by an XInclude inclusion?

  Andrew Watt 
Received on Tuesday, 3 September 2002 12:08:53 UTC

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