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Re: Repeat within HTML table

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 09:34:40 -0700
Message-ID: <e81b48eb0908040934x4db7682ao9dca18af9bbe143e@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Very good question. In Orbeon Forms as well, and for author
convenience, we allow xforms:repeat and xforms:group around tr and td
within tables, even though it is not "allowed". That could be a
problem if a web browser was looking at that DOM directly, but in our
case and in yours, or any situation where some sort of transformation
takes place first, I do not think it is an actual problem.

Wondering what other people think about this.


On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 5:20 AM, COUTHURES
Alain<alain.couthures@agencexml.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> While testing EMC Formula XForms engine, I have discovered this in the specs
> :
> Thus, one might wish to use element repeat within a table to create the rows
> of a table, where each row of the table binds to a distinct member of a
> repeat collection. Since html:table doesn't  (and perhaps  never will) allow
> xforms:repeat elements as children, another syntax is needed.
> It appears that it is not a constraint for XSLTForms to use xforms:repeat
> under html:table so I would like to know if it is still considered as a real
> problem, if it's forbidden or not.
> Thank you for your answers.
> Best regards,
> Alain Couthures
> <agencexml>
> http://www.agencexml.com/xsltforms
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:35:45 UTC

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