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Re: Question about form design with optional elements

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:25:27 +0100
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0807170725kd1de14dp498126a4a99112f1@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Clark, John" <CLARKJ2@ccf.org>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

Hi John,

> So you two are generally in favor of the approach of pruning the maximal
> base instance, eh?  I like this approach, but I think I'll continue to do it
> after form submission, with some XSLT at the receiving end.  I'm already
> concerned with performance issues in the form itself, and I don't want to
> burden the multi dependency graph with a large set of additional relevance
> MIPs.

The advantage of doing it on the server, is that you can round-trip
the whole thing; if a user needs to edit the form at a later date,
then you need to add back all of the empty elements again.

Regards,

Mark

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