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RE: Newbie question: initial value with external itemset?

From: Jeff Orchard <porch@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 08:07:37 -0500
To: <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002301c71ac9$d5bc8900$0302a8c0@FrontPorch>

Thanks Mark,

Turns out I'd been using the correct method, but I'd given the initial value
a capital letter where the equivalent in the itemset was all lowercase. 

I was able to rule out a bunch of newbie suspicions thanks to your response.
You saved me a wack of time.

Much appreciated,

Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Mark Birbeck
> Sent: December 8, 2006 7:32 AM
> To: Jeff Orchard
> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie question: initial value with external itemset?
> 
> 
> Hi Jeff,
> 
> Ah, I see. All you need to do is put whatever 'initial value' you
> want, into the element 'MyXMLSchemaTypeCode' in the instance data.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> On 08/12/06, Jeff Orchard <porch@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > 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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> > >
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> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
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> 
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