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Re: instance() function not behaving as expected

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:33:23 +0000
Message-ID: <a707f8300802250833m2ea45ae6ob8af99118e755619@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Koen Heene" <koen.heene@gmail.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

And by "all together", I of course mean "altogether"! :)

On 25/02/2008, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net> wrote:
> Hi Koen,
>
>  It does indeed look like a bug--perhaps you could report it.
>
>  But I can't see how it would hold you up much. It looks like the
>  problem you are seeing only applies to the use of instance() with no
>  parameter; this should return the 'default instance' (i.e., the first
>  instance in the model), but it looks like this is not happening. But
>  you can still get access to this instance by removing the instance()
>  function all together and using a normal XPath expression.
>
>  If that is still giving you problems then I'd suggest that you post some code.
>
>  Regards,
>
>  Mark
>
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>  On 23/02/2008, Koen Heene <koen.heene@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  >  Hello,
>  >
>  >  The Mozilla XForms status page
>  >  (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xforms/status-detail.html) states
>  >  that the function instance() is supported.
>  >
>  >  If had difficulties getting that to work. I went to the official
>  >  XForms test site
>  >  (http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/Test/XForms1.0/Edition3/Chapt7/7.11/7.11.1/7.11.1.a.xhtml)
>  >  and saw that the output is not as predicted by the test suite and also
>  >  not as you would expect after having read the specs.
>  >
>  >  Is this a known issue?
>  >
>  >  I currently work with FireFox 2.0.0.12 and the XForms extension 0.8.4.
>  >
>  >  Thank you for looking into this.
>  >
>  >
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