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Re: repeats

From: Jason <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 23:06:41 +1030
Message-ID: <454B37D9.1010507@hardlight.com.au>
To: www-forms <www-forms@w3.org>

ok - so with the new draft and xforms 1.0
I now have to load an instance and a matching prototype instead of the 
original idea of using the initial instance as the prototype.

in every practical xform I have made I have always ended up setting my 
instance as an empty prototype anyway, then I either remove all the 
offending elements in the xforms-ready event handler, or load new data 
from somewhere.
why is the 1.1 notion any better than this? and if there is a froced 
prototype (and there is) then why not label it as such, then you could 
re-automate activity like the original insert idea without the xform 
author needing to specify the default behaviour?

I was hoping that xforms was moving more toward a more free idea with 
respect to managing the xml model, with the bind  elements representing 
the effective interface between model and view. more and more I find 
myself required to use xpath instead of bind in many view attributes 
just because they dont accept a bind or because I cant include the xpath 
functions to get things working in combination with binds.    I was 
hoping to be able to effectively traverse unknown xml structures and 
create trees dynamically etc. unfortunately this seems not to be the 
current direction.

where would be the harm in restoring the older notion of the original 
instance data operating as the default prototype? the new context and 
origin options would not be effected and could be left in place for 
those that choose to use them when they are actually needed

Jason.
Received on Friday, 3 November 2006 12:37:04 GMT

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