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Re: case element documentation

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:27:09 -0700
To: Aaron Reed <aaronr@us.ibm.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFDE176C64.3E3FA747-ON882575D1.0059BCBD-882575D1.005A5E0F@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Aaron,

The working group discussed the issues today and came to the following 
decisions:

1) The editor can add cross links between the two case element sections to 
help with clarity.  As you may know, the working group recently resolved 
to take a particular version of the specification forward to PR, and that 
document won't include the clarification.  However, as it is a minor 
editorial change, it is the kind of thing we can apply to the PR before 
going to REC.

2) The XForms 1.1 schema did already contain the correct case element for 
toggle as a local element.  For greater clarity in the schema, the case 
element that is supposed to be a child of switch was moved out of the 
global space and into the local space of the switch element.  So, now it 
should be clearer that there is no "the" in "the case element".  There is 
"the switch's local case element" and "the toggle's local case element".

Thank you,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

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From:
Aaron Reed <aaronr@us.ibm.com>
To:
www-forms@w3.org
Date:
06/08/2009 11:57 AM
Subject:
case element documentation



Hi,

I didn't realize that xf:case could live under toggle and that it would 
have either @selected or @value as attributes depending on whether it 
lived under switch or toggle.  Ummm, confusing?  Not only confusing to 
me, but not really spelled out anywhere (although the 'child of toggle' 
section mentions the other kind of case, also).  I would have expected 
some kind of note pointing to both of its usages, trying to eliminate as 
much confusion as possible.  Since there is no index to the spec, I 
expect that the first link I find to 'case element' will give me all of 
the information about the case element.  I expect this for all of the 
elements in the spec.  If it is too late to have this in the 1.1 spec, I 
hope that it will be considered for the next version of the spec.  A 
'one stop shopping' for all information on each element by name.

I also noticed in the schema that 'value' isn't a valid attribute on 
case yet it is documented that it is.  Is the schema not finalized, yet?

--Aaron
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 16:27:40 GMT

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