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Re: multimodal labels and trees too far away for XForms? [was: Re: Deploying (accessible) XForms today?]

From: Mark Seaborne <m_seaborne@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 12:36:05 +0100
Message-Id: <C5E47D67-556D-4D3E-8FEE-DF5C71A5EB48@mac.com>
Cc: Stefano Debenedetti <ste@demaledetti.net>, www-forms@w3.org
To: Allan Beaufour <beaufour@gmail.com>

Handling trees has been discussed at several meetings and the  
discussion has not reached any conclusion as yet.

Mikko Honkala has implemented a tree control in X-Smiles, which I for  
one have found extremely useful. I believe some other XForms  
implementers have the tree control too.

Whilst the form control is useful there are some on the WG who would  
prefer a more generally applicable approach to handling arbitrary  
depth in XML documents, along the lines of giving repeat another axis.

Personally I would like a general mechanism for handling depth that  
is not tied to a particular form control (like repeat), along with  
the convenience of the tree control, which is clearly a generally  
useful way of representing and interacting with depth.

I personally have a very pressing need for some handling of depth in  
XML documents, so would be very happy to see it move up the agenda  

All the best


On 8 May 2006, at 12:13, Allan Beaufour wrote:

> On 5/6/06, Stefano Debenedetti <ste@demaledetti.net> wrote:
>> I find it a funny pattern that vendor-specific specs, together  
>> with (only sometimes so dear) multimodal accessibility itself, are  
>> used as an argument by the WG for putting off discussion about  
>> issues still left open in XForms, see for example this one:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-forms/2005Mar/0005.html
>> Whatever happened to trees in XForms? What is the status? When is  
>> it foreseeable to have them discussed so that there is a chance of  
>> tackling the hard issues about them? Sooner or later than  
>> multimodal labels?
> I cannot remember what the tree level status is. But I think somebody
> should post the latest status to this list, so everybody can see it,
> and possibly discuss issues right away. I think it is a quite valuable
> concept.
> --
> ... Allan
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