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Re: [Moderator Action] What precisely is "instance data"?

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:14:52 +0200
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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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Subject: [Moderator Action] What precisely is "instance data"?

> It seems to me that the current WD is a little woolly about what is or
> instance data.
> The definitions in the glossary states that instance data is an internal
> representation. But Chapter 2.2, third bullet point refers to instance
> provided by the instance data in an attribute.
> So which is the "true" position?
> Is instance data only the internal tree representation as the Glossary
> states? Or is the serialised content of xforms:instance also instance
> Is the "submitted data" also instance data or, since it is serialised it
> something else since it isn't an "internal tree representation".
> I don't have problems describing the process but the terminology does need
> be tidied up, in my opinion.
> Do we, for example, have "initialization data" provided by the content of
> xforms:instance, plus "form data" displayed on screen and modified by the
> user, plus "submitted data", the serialized data sent to the server plus
> "instance data", the in-memory tree structure? Or some other variant?
> A side issue in 2.2. The text just before the second piece of example code
> refers to a "fuller version" of the "above example". It is, of course, a
> different example, with, for example, a <payment> element replacing a
> element.
> Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 3 September 2002 12:15:28 UTC

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