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Re: type MIP for data types only

From: David Landwehr <david.landwehr@solidapp.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:20:36 +0200
Message-ID: <44326494.40406@solidapp.com>
To: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

Hi John,

I have always believed that the word data-type covered both complex and 
simple data types. Since xsi:type can be used to assign complex types to 
an element I would believe this should also be the case for bind/@type.

Best regards,
David

John Boyer wrote:
>
> Our read of XForms spec says that type MIP is for data types only.
>
> So, what should happen in the invalid case that a form author does 
> attempt to associate a complex (structural) type with a subtree node 
> using the xforms type mip?
>
> We think the behavior is undefined, so an implementation is free to 
> sometimes return true and other times false without reaching 
> interoperability with other implementations.
>
> Opinions?
>
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> Senior Product Architect/Research Scientist
> Co-Chair, W3C XForms Working Group
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Victoria Software Lab
> E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com  http://www.ibm.com/software/
>
> Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/boyer/index.jsp
>


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