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Xforms submissions can rarely be reloaded, can this be fixed?

From: Jason Eacott <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 18:36:00 +1030
To: www-forms@w3.org
Cc: chiba-users@lists.sourceforge.net
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Hi All,
	I just noticed this little caveat of the relevant attribute:

> Instance data nodes with this property evaluating to false are not > serialized for submission.

this means that If I ever use relevant (and its a dull form that doesn't) then I can never reload that 
same instance data if I have binds or refs to ANY of the parts that relevant is set on.

surely this is ridiculous. isnt one of the primary outcomes of x-forms supposed to be that you 
can easilly manipulate xml, save it, and then read it back in top modify it sometime later?

This is just about the last straw for me and x-forms I think.

UNLESS

can anyone tell me whether if I load (ie via <submission replace="instance" />) new instance 
data that is missing elements and/or attributes that are bound in the form, whether the x-forms 
processor should ignore the missing parts, or whether it should throw an error?

hoping someone can shed some light.

thanks
Jason.
Received on Saturday, 5 March 2005 08:10:44 GMT

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