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RE: XForms:instance requests, the HTTP Accept header and RESTful Web Services...

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:51:50 -0700
To: "Klotz, Leigh" <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Cc: "Lars Oppermann" <Lars.Oppermann@Sun.COM>, "Philip Fennell" <Philip.Fennell@bbc.co.uk>, www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF4954B9E2.613F971C-ON8825737D.00829422-8825737D.0083242D@ca.ibm.com>
Well, shouldn't it instead just be setting a higher quality rating on 
accepting XML content, but not exclude html?

This would allow the bulk of systems to continue serving out well-formed 
XML as text/html content.  The XForms processor is OK here because it will 
just generate a parse exception if the form hits a system that serves out 
tag soup.  The form author writes the src attribute and there is no xpath 
override, so it seems reasonable to put the onus on the form author to src 
reference content that is in fact well-formed XML.

Cheers,
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





"Klotz, Leigh" <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com> 
10/23/2007 04:14 PM

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"Lars Oppermann" <Lars.Oppermann@Sun.COM>, John Boyer/CanWest/IBM@IBMCA
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"Philip Fennell" <Philip.Fennell@bbc.co.uk>, <www-forms@w3.org>
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RE: XForms:instance requests,  the HTTP Accept header and RESTful Web 
Services...






I still think it's wrong that Mozilla Firefox XForms extension is saying
it accepts text/html for instance/@src. 

-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Lars Oppermann
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:26 AM
To: John Boyer
Cc: Philip Fennell; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Re: XForms:instance requests, the HTTP Accept header and
RESTful Web Services...


John,

This seems like a really good solution, as it avoids the duplicating of 
submission functionality into the instance element which I was worried 
about. It also shows how submission is somewhat of a high-level wrapper 
for an XmlHttpRequest object which isn't explicitly tied to the HTTP 
protocol...

/Lars

John Boyer wrote:
> <submission id="S" replace="instance" instance="X" resource="URL" 
> serialization="none" ...>
>     <header> ... set up accept header here ...</header>
> </submission>
> 
> In the future, the following
> 
> <instance submission="S"/>
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