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Re: eXforms: exf:variable

From: David Landwehr <david.landwehr@solidapp.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 07:09:36 +0200
Message-Id: <30B73B1F-6181-456C-9F73-2145AFE9C941@solidapp.com>
Cc: 'www-forms' <www-forms@w3.org>
To: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>

Ok good point, I will change it to @select. I will update the  
extension on sunday.

I had the similar problem with the sorting extension and ended with  
using select instead of ref.

Best regards,
David

On Jun 22, 2006, at 2:43 PM, Erik Bruchez wrote:

>
> All (but especially David),
>
> Based on practical experience I am at this point 100% convinced  
> that support for variables in XForms views (not so much in models)  
> is necessary (hopefully for XForms 1.2 or 2.0), so it's great to  
> see that other people have recognized this need and are  
> experimenting with it.
>
> The only thing that bugs me with eXForms's variable proposal [1] is  
> that it uses a @value attribute, and not a @select attribute.
>
> I understand that @value is already used on xforms:output, but it  
> is confusing, knowing XSLT, not to have @select instead of @value.
>
> In addition to the confusion due to the difference with XSLT, I  
> think that using @value is not correct because the variable can  
> hold anything that can be returned by an XPath expression, in  
> particular a node-set, and the term "value" is usually understood  
> to mean "a string value". See for example xsl:value-of vs. xsl:copy- 
> of for another example of this.
>
> So I strongly suggest the use of @select instead of @value there.
>
> -Erik
>
> [1] http://exforms.org/variable.html
>
> -- 
> Orbeon - XForms Everywhere:
> http://www.orbeon.com/blog/
>
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