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Re: XForms timer

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 11:16:49 -0700
Message-ID: <444FB911.2010107@orbeon.com>
To: Xforms W3C WG <www-forms@w3.org>

Allan Beaufour wrote:
> On 4/25/06, Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com> wrote:
>> It is often useful to react to timed, possibly repeating, asynchronous
>> events.
> 
> Oh yes. Good of you to bring it up!
> 
>> I can see how a configurable xforms:timer element would perfectly fit
>> in the XForms philosophy, and I think that this should be built into
>> XForms.
> 
> I'm not 100% convinced that it belongs in XForms land. The host
> language could have support for it, and events could trigger actions
> in XForms. Is there something XForms specific that we need to handle
> for it?

Yes, an xforms:timer model element or control!

If you can't do it directly with XForms, how do you do it, with Javascript?

I think that a timer should be an out-of-the-box component in a future 
version of XForms, following the philosophy that we should attempt to 
integrate very common usage patterns using declarative markup.

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