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Re: [Moderator Action] XForms WD 20010821 - root element etc confusion

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:14:31 +0200
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Subject: [Moderator Action] XForms WD 20010821 - root element etc confusion

> It seems to me that the WD needs some careful editing to remove potential
> confusion relating to what is and is not a "root element".
> The example in 2.1 uses a <root> element inside xforms:instance. In 7.2 it
> stated that instance data always has a single "root element". It seems to
> that it would be better to avoid <root> elements inside xforms:instance in
> examples. To leave them in is simply inviting avoidable confusion.
> Of course the Schema for XForms makes it clear that there need not be a
>  element as "root element" (sic) for instance data.
> Secondly, the term "root element" has a specific meaning in XML 1.0. It
> doesn't seem to me that it is always clear in the XForms WD when instance
> data is free standing and therefore may correctly be said to have a "root
> element" and when it is nested inside xforms:instance when it would be
> incorrect, in my view, to claim it has a "root element". The root element
> may, of course, be in a non-XForms host language.
> Andrew Watt
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