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Feed back on 1.0: Meaning of incremental attribute

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 03:27:20 -0700
To: www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF9D40127E.772CA763-ON882571E6.0032640A-882571E6.00396F75@ca.ibm.com>
In Xforms 1.0, the description of the incremental attribute is inadequate.

It does not describe what it does really.  It just says that when it is 
true, more xforms-value-changed events will occur.  Maybe that's the most 
that can be said in general due to multimodality, but 1) it should then 
say that additional events *may* occur, and 2) an example of a particular 
modality should be given.  I think that it could be described though that 
incremental="true" means that each modification of the UI control by the 
user is committed to data. 

Also, the attribute should be described in one place and it should say 
that it is optional with a default of false unless stated otherwise. Right 
now, it is described over and over again for no reason other than that the 
default is true sometimes (e.g. select1).

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
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