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Improve IDL interface with instance mutation functions

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:36:43 -0800
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF62F8B9AF.1DD3D6AE-ON8825725F.005DD8EB-88257260.0076BAD7@ca.ibm.com>
In the most recent telecon, discussions about XForms Tiny revealed that we 
should consider adding to the XForms IDL interface functions that mirror 
the key DOM mutation events: insert, delete, and setvalue.

This way XForms Tiny could offer an alternative to writing event handlers 
that express ev:event="DOMActivate" (for example) that invoke insert and 
delete actions.

Instead, authors could write classic onclick handlers that invoke our 
functions to do the same work.

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Workplace Forms Architect and Researcher
Co-Chair, W3C Forms 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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