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"Suspend and Resume" Mechanism

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 05:55:42 -0400
To: <www-forms@w3.org>, <xforms@yahoogroups.com>
Message-ID: <EPEJIIBMLAJBKGKGIILFMECGEIAA.doug@schepers.cc>

Hi-

I'm wondering if any more thought has gone into the specifics of
save-restore? I realize that this will most likely not be included in the
Spec for some time, but I'm curious to read any speculation for a mechanism
as to how this might be accomplished.

I see that XFrames takes a URI string of concatenated attribute-value pairs
[1], and have also seen a cookie approach used, but neither seems
particularly elegant, in terms of the XML context in which XForms operates.
Has anyone discussed other methods of doing this?

I would be very interested in seeing a standardized method making its way
into the Spec.

Thanks-
-Doug

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xframes/#s_populating


On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, Roland Merrick wrote:
>
> 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.


On Monday, May 05, 2003, Steven Pemberton wrote:
>
> > Is saving / suspend and resume firmly on the agenda
> > for XForms 2.0?
>
> It is still on the agenda, but what we have concluded is that it
> is expressible as a user-agent property, not an XForms property.
> That is to say any XForms user agent can do save-restore now for
> XForms, without us having to change XForms. We may add it
> explicitely in the future depending on the ratio of people who
> want us to add more, to people who want us to add less...
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