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Re: Question regarding XML Schema functionality in XForms

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:29:30 +0000
To: Thomas Fuller <TFuller@gtefcu.org>
Cc: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFBBDA5BDE.ABA15BDF-ON80256CBD.0038E43A@portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>
Greetings, what you ask for is not explicitly supported by the XForms 
spec, the XForms UI Controls are abstract and as such have no notion of 
something like a drop down. 

However, where we describe the input element [ 
http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice8.html#ui-input ] we state in the 
implementation requirements that the implementations should be sensitive 
to the type of data that they are bound to. An example is given of 
sensitivity to a date, but sensitivity to a type having enumerated values 
should also be considered when an implementation chooses how best to 
represent the type.

The author could choose to use a <select1>, rather than <input>, as the UI 
control to influence the subsequent rendering.

Regards, Roland

Thomas Fuller <TFuller@gtefcu.org>
Sent by: www-forms-request@w3.org
28/01/2003 13:34

        To:     "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
        Subject:        Question regarding XML Schema functionality in XForms




I'm relatively new to the XFormsRecommendation from W3 and wanted to ask a 
question regarding XML Schema.  One thing I'd like to be able to do from a 
schema document is build a drop down with the choices available from an 
enumerable restriction base in my XML Schema.  Is that supported in the 
XFormsspec, I've been reading through it and trying to implement some of 
the more simple examples and I'm not seeing it?  Any feedback would be 
greatly appreciated.


Tom Fuller, GTE Federal Credit Union

813-871-2690 ext 2608
Received on Wednesday, 29 January 2003 05:32:17 UTC

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