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RE: "Suspend and Resume" Mechanism

From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 09:25:09 +0100
Message-ID: <E3ED00A7C285EE408679DE2A26D1C7810148F641@S007.x-port.net>
To: "'Doug Schepers'" <doug@schepers.cc>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org


> I can certainly appreciate wanting to keep options open for implementors;
> maybe the Spec could have several options as to how such a mechanism might
> be realized.

There is a sample on our FormsPlayer site (http://www.formsplayer.com/) that
shows how to do save and restore using standard XForms 1.0 features. The
sample is called "Off-line Forms". The source shows how it can be done in a
'standard' way.
Note that although the demo uses "file://" there is nothing to stop you
changing the 'save' location to be some central server. You could then "save
and resume" from one device to another.
On whether it should be in the spec or not, we feel that trying to define
"save and resume" any more than this could actually be restrictive. Of
course there are lots of features that a processor could have - showing
lists of unfinished forms, for example - but all of this should be outside
of the spec, and implementation specific.



Mark Birbeck
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Professional XML Meta Data,
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