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Re: Custom properties

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:07:51 -0700
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org, www-forms-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF459A02B3.EA225178-ON88257314.005CF47C-88257314.005E1DAF@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Elliotte,

Further to Mark's email, note that it is in fact now intended that XForms 
can use property() to detect processor-specific functionality indicated by 
a colonized name (QNameButNotNCNAME). 
In the 1.1 spec, I gave two examples that could be implemented (locale and 
timezone).  To be honest, I added those two specific examples in the hope 
that most or all processors would add them in order to help fully test 
their ability to accept a QNameButNotNCNAME.  In the long term I hope 
these become required or recommended to implement as NCName keywords, but 
for now we are in feature lockdown, so I'll have to take what I can get 
here :-) 

Still, the nod to practical reality being in advance of standardization 
seemed desirable since at least an XForm can report when it doesn't have a 
necessary extension, for example.

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer

Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> 
Sent by: www-forms-request@w3.org
07/09/2007 05:03 PM


Custom properties

The XForms property XPath extension function returns the value of an 
XForms property. XForms only defines two properties, version and 

Are individual XForms processors allowed to define their own properties
in addition to these basic two?

Do any do so, and if so what custom properties do they define?

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2007 17:08:08 UTC

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