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Re: XForms document versioning

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 14:15:29 +0200
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net, www-forms <www-forms@w3.org>, www-forms-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tqa8b3k4smjzpq@acer3010.lan>

Funnily enough, a similar discussion is going on in the TAG. See for  
instance
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2007Apr/0031.html

Steven

On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:02:12 +0200, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>  
wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> I'd like to suggest that we have a version attribute that can be used
> on any element in a host language. This would therefore be a global
> attribute in the XForms namespace, and might be used as follows:
>
>   <html xf:version="1.1">
>     ...
>   </html>
>
> My feeling is that this attribute is less about enforcing behaviour of
> processors, and more about providing a clear indication to authors
> which type of document they are dealing with.
>
> For example, if a form contains a submission that uses the new
> xf:resource attribute or element, it may not be immediately obvious to
> a new author as they start to learn XForms, that this is not supported
> in all processors. Rather than having a flurry of emails on one or
> other list saying that some example doesn't work, I think we should
> encourage authors to indicate what standard is being used by a form.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2007 12:15:38 GMT

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