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Re: Improve IDL interface with instance mutation functions

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:07:47 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5060701111407v65fb30f8xc15563642bdcd9c@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Hi John,

Definitely. I would even venture that *every* action should have a DOM
equivalent. We are already able to peform rebuilds, and so on, but if
we had send, for example, then we really would have a 'standard' form
of Ajax.

I'd also suggest that many of the XPath functions would be useful,
such as being able to get the current index from a repeat.



On 11/01/07, John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> 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

Mark Birbeck
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