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Re: XForms - "Suspend and resume support"

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 09:58:41 +0100
To: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFCD35C830.AF0FC04D-ON80256D17.003096BE-80256D17.0031512F@portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>
Greetings Andrew, XForms 1.0 has no explicit support for "Suspend and 
Resume" so it is still a future requirement.

It would be possible for an implementation to add some support for such a 
feature but general support would require consideration of where the 
suspended form would reside: local storage, server storage. Suspend at any 
time or only at defined checkpoints? There are probably other issues to be 
considered such as how the function might relate to the related subject of 
offline form completion.

Regards, Roland

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29/04/2003 09:06

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        Subject:        XForms - "Suspend and resume support"


one of the "Key Goals" of XForms is stated to be "Suspend and Resume"

Is this a key goal for XForms 1.0? Or for a later version?

I may be missing a moderately obvious approach somewhere, but it isn't
obvious to me that an XForms 1.0 "form" actually captures all the 
data to allow suspend and resume.

Or is this another scenario where some process external to XForms is to
provide the functionality.

I tried saving a partly filled-in form in X-Smiles. It saved the form
apparently happily but choked when trying to reload it.

Eager for clarification. Open to be educated.

Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2003 04:59:05 UTC

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