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RE: XForms timer

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:58:43 -0700
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF401DCAFE2@usa7061ms01.na.xerox.net>
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>, "www-forms" <www-forms@w3.org>

I am still confused.  Why do you think I'm proposing moving away from
the standard?  The attribute appearance="minimal" is standard, and I
believe my posted example shows this. 

I think your original blog posting on how to implement this
functionality using XForms markup is awesome, and I'm not trying to
suggest anything  to the contrary.   If you want updating as you type,
you need @incremental and some event handling, and I believe that your
XSLT-based approach for prototyping this and remaining inside the rec is
valuable, and further that the results of that work could be used to
make a declarative mechanism within a later rec.


-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Mark Birbeck
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 4:15 AM
To: 'www-forms'
Subject: RE: XForms timer


> [Leigh] I am with you on this one: this is exactly the
> way we do the autocomplete, except we use our own
> appearance.

Right, so you've in effect chosen option 2, which is to move away from
standard. That's fine, and given option 1 ("wait for 2 years") I don't

However, the whole point of my emails was not about how to implement
things, but how to make them available today, *without* deviating from
standards, and one way to do that is to implement new XForms features by
making use of other XForms features.

By the way, that is why Leigh's point about the onus being on
to represent these things as conveniently as possible doesn't help--the
features are 'invoked' via the mark-up, and it is the mark-up which
needs to
change, but it is determined by the Working Group, not the implementer.



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