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Re: xforms:repeat indexes and replace="instance"

From: Allan Beaufour <abeaufour@novell.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 10:08:28 +0200
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <200509141008.29143.abeaufour@novell.com>

Hi Erik,

Thursday 25 August 2005 05:07 skrev Erik Bruchez:
> The behavior of repeat indexes upon insert, delete, and setindex is
> well defined in the XForms spec.
> In particular, the spec says that upon deleting the last element of an
> homogenuous collection, any repeat index associated with that
> collection is set to 0.
> Now upon instance replacement, it seems reasonable to think that if
> the homogenous collection goes from empty to non-empty, the repeat
> index should be set to the startIndex value of the repeat element.
> It also seems reasonable in general to expect that repeat indexes are
> adjusted, and appropriate events fired, for example if the updated
> collection is smaller than the original collection and a repeat index
> becomes out of bounds.
> Unless I am mistaken, the spec + errata are silent on those points.
> Any thoughts about this?

Without having checked the spec / errata at all I think the above seems 
reasonable. If a nodeset for a repeat changes, you should handle it, and an 
instance replacement affecting the nodeset of a repeat should be the same I 

Allan Beaufour
Novell Denmark
Received on Wednesday, 14 September 2005 08:09:08 UTC

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