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RE: Newbie question: initial value with external itemset?

From: Jeff Orchard <porch@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 07:19:55 -0500
To: <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002201c71ac3$2be82ed0$0302a8c0@FrontPorch>

Mi Mark,

Sorry, my fault for not being more specific.

The trouble I'm having reconciling the two chunks of code is this: 

In the wikibooks-documented best practice, there doesn't seem to an
opportunity to specify an initial value:

  <xf:model>
    <xf:instance xmlns="">
      <MyData>
        <MyXMLSchemaTypeCode/>
      </MyData>
    </xf:instance>
  </xf:model>

  <xf:select1  ref="/MyData/MyXMLSchemaTypeCode">
    <xf:label>Select XML Schema data type: </xf:label>
    <xf:itemset model="XMLSchemaTypeCode" nodeset="/XMLSchemaTypeCode/item">
      <xf:label ref="label"/>
      <xf:value ref="value"/>
    </xf:itemset>
  </xf:select1>

The W3C xforms-for-html-authors page suggests using this method:

<select ref="spring" appearance="minimal">
  <label>Month:</label>
  <item><label>March</label><value>Mar</value></item>
  <item><label>April</label><value>Apr</value></item>
  <item><label>May</label><value>May</value></item>
</select>

<instance><data xmlns=""><spring>Mar Apr</spring></data></instance>

Thanks for your patience,

Jeff


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Mark Birbeck
> Sent: December 8, 2006 5:25 AM
> To: Jeff Orchard
> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie question: initial value with external itemset?
> 
> 
> Hi Jeff,
> 
> Sorry if I'm being dim but I'm not following the question...what part
> are you having trouble reconciling?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> On 08/12/06, Jeff Orchard <porch@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm studying XForms and have hit a wall trying to reconcile this nifty
> > wikibook-documented "best practice" for using an external itemset for a
> > select1 element:
> >
> >
> >
> > http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/XForms/Selecting_from_File
> >
> >
> >
> > . with this w3.org-described method for providing an initial value:
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/2003/xforms-for-html-
> authors.html#InitialValues
> >
> >
> >
> > No doubt I'm overlooking something obvious.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your patience with this newbie.
> >
> >
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> > Toronto
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
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