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Re: forms-lite testbed

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:49:28 +0100
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To: www-forms@w3.org

Hi Dave,

This is all great stuff, and I'm still working on your other email!

I think we're getting to an important level of detail here, and I
wonder if we should break the discussions up into separate threads to
make them easy for people to comment on. I've done that with this
thread, and I'll also break my other replies up.

> [snip]
> The fieldset element then acts as the XForms repeat element and
> takes an attribute that specifies the initial number of rows to
> show. XForms uses the number attribute for that, which makes sense
> given that it appears on the repeat element. However on the HTML
> fieldset element, having number as an attribute name wouldn't be
> obvious to most people as a means for indicating that the contents
> will be repeated. I therefore used "repeat" instead.
> This is where I think we could do with inviting people who are
> respected web developers to provide us with the perspective of
> the authoring community that will be using this stuff.

That's fair enough, but I do want to discourage the idea that
literally everything is 'up for grabs'. XForms has repeat attributes
already [1], and they are all conveniently prefixed with "repeat-"--by
using those we not get the functionality we need in HTML, but they
also provide the crucial upgrade path to the full power of XForms.

So the attribute you are looking for is "repeat-number".



[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice9.html#ui.repeat.via.attrs>

Mark Birbeck
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