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Re: XForms timer

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 17:39:58 -0700
Message-ID: <4463D95E.9060607@orbeon.com>
To: 'www-forms' <www-forms@w3.org>

That makes sense.

But within the context of HTML and XHTML, which is my primary concern 
here, there is no such component as far as I know.

So missing anything better, I still tend to think that this should make 
its way into XForms at some point.

-Erik

John Boyer wrote:
> 
> Hi Eric,
> 
> As a point of reference, the XFDL language expresses a presentation 
> layer that "skins" XForms with
> presentation level controls like buttons, popup/dropdown controls, check 
> boxes, etc.
> 
> One of our controls is the xfdl:action.  We called it action back in 
> 1994, so the local name conflict with
> XForms is unintentional.
> 
> Anyway, it provides a metronome that can do something after a certain 
> period of time.  The action
> can be done once, repeatedly and/or intermittently.
> 
> In our latest version of XFDL+XForms, the xfdl:action element can be 
> used as the skin for an
> xforms:trigger or xforms:submit.
> 
> So, the point is that the host language could be the place where a timer 
> object could be created
> that decides when to actuate an xforms:trigger.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> Senior Product Architect/Research Scientist
> Co-Chair, W3C XForms Working Group
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Victoria Software Lab
> E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com  http://www.ibm.com/software/
> 
> Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
> 
> 
> 
> 
> *Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>*
> Sent by: www-forms-request@w3.org
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> 05/11/2006 04:34 PM
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> Mark Birbeck wrote:
>  > Adrian,
>  >
>  >> ...it's important because it's such a common requirement,
>  >> and it becomes easier for the author if the language supports
>  >> it directly & declaratively. If there are more common tasks
>  >> that currently require scripting, then sure tackle them
>  >> first. But this one seems to stick out as a very common use
>  >> case which isn't currently covered.
>  >
>  > I agree, but I don't think it should be in XForms.
> 
> This could certainly be in another specification that can be used along
> with XForms, but I do think that somebody, somewhere should standardize
> declarative markup to implement a timer.
> 
> -Erik
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> -- 
> Orbeon - XForms Everywhere:
> http://www.orbeon.com/blog/
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