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Re: [Moderator Action] What does "same form" mean?

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:09:21 +0200
Message-ID: <14c901c25364$437c9bb0$228a608a@inria.fr>
To: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>, <www-forms-editor@w3.org>

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From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
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Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 12:21 PM
Subject: [Moderator Action] What does "same form" mean?

> In the Mission Statement of the Charter for the XForms WG the sentence
> appears,
> "The key idea is to separate the user interface and presentation from the
> data model and logic, allowing the same form to be used on a wide variety
> devices such as voice browsers, handhelds, desktops and even paper."
> In addition, in 1.1 of the XForms Requirements WD the following sentence
> appears,
> "The same form will be accessible on a full screen display, as a sheet of
> paper or using a handheld computer resting on your palm."
> But what does "same form" actually mean?
> The closer I look at the term the more it seems to muddle the separation
> model and presentation/UI which XForms is supposed to provide.
> I guess that a casual reading of that "key" idea led me (and others?) to
> believe I could use one XForms model and then XInclude it (or something
> similar). The (seeming) need to make multiple copies of a model and paste
> them into platform-specific documents is obviously not ideal from a
> maintenance point of view.
> I would really like to see a mechanism that specifies how the "same
form" -
> by which I mean the same XForms model - can be re-used without copying and
> pasting into separate platform-specific or host-language-specific
> Andrew Watt
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