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Re: UI Binding in other XML vocabularies

From: Aaron Reed <aaronr@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:52:52 -0600
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <eom2e3$ods$1@sea.gmane.org>

Hi Dustin,

The Firefox XForms extension allows that capability if you care to write 
some XBL and JS, but we don't yet support that section of the spec out 
of the box.  Things like input and textarea would be easy for us to 
support.  But this section of the spec is so vague that supporting less 
obvious elements with binding attributes like table and anchor elements 
are trickier since there is no clear defining behavior.  For example, a 
binding attribute on the anchor element, should the bound node contain 
the inner text of the anchor element that shows up in a different color 
and underlined, or should it contain the link resource that the browser 
will be directed to if the anchor element is clicked upon?  Maybe the 
CDF WG will more clearly define the behaviors?

I don't know which (if any) of the other processors support that section 
of the spec.

--Aaron

Dustin Whitney wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> The "UI Binding in other XML vocabularies" section 
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice7.html#ui-binding-foreign) in the 
> XForms 1.0 Recommendation seems to imply that I can bind a regular old 
> xhtml <input> field to part of my XForms model.  I tried putting 
> something simple together to test this and it didn't work.  Does the 
> Firefox XForms plugin not support this?  Can anybody confirm having 
> gotten this to work?  Maybe I'm just doing something wrong.
> 
> Thanks,
> Dustin
Received on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 20:57:23 GMT

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