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RE: using xForms for business

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 11:28:42 -0800
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B528B5CC4@tigger.pureedge.com>
To: "Micah Dubinko" <MDubinko@cardiff.com>, "Tony Tay" <tonytay@netspace.net.au>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Actually, adjusting tab order by XForms-style declarative computes is a feature of XFDL-- no scripting required.
XFDL currently supports an XML model system for hosting XForms instances.  We currently anticipate migration of many more XFDL constructs to XForms syntax where XForms actually has the equivalent feature.
However, the point of XForms is to be consumed by another host language whose additional features can be exploited.  Extension of non-scripted computes to calculation of UI properties like colors, tab order, and so forth will continue to be one of the advantages of XFDL as a host language for XForms (another is, of course, secure digital signatures).
John Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Product Architect and Research Scientist
PureEdge Solutions Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Micah Dubinko [mailto:MDubinko@cardiff.com]
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 10:13 AM
To: 'Tony Tay'; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: using xForms for business

Adjusting navigation order would almost certainly require script. This is the case not just for XForms, but also HTML forms, InfoPath, PDF, etc... basically any forms system I know of. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Tony Tay
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 6:17 PM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: using xForms for business

hi Alexandre,
Thanks for the info.  For item (3), in Access or VC++, one can play around with the tab indexes so that it can tab to those fields when check box is selected.
Is there a equivalent in XForms ?  Or can you point me in the right direction as to how ti can be done.  Thanks.
Received on Friday, 6 February 2004 14:29:12 UTC

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