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requirements for xforms

From: Carr, Wayne <wayne.carr@intel.com>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 04:31:48 -0700
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To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Cc: linda@intel.com
I'm reviewing the xforms requirements as part of the AC review for the new 
Xforms working group.

It's surprising that xml schema isn't mentioned in the xforms 
requirements.  I think at the least it should say something about a 
requirement for xforms to build on top of xml schema datatypes.  If xml 
schema proves lacking, that means xml schema is not finished.  I think the 
requirements should state that the xforms group will attempt to get any 
necessary changes into xml schema and to use xml schema if at all 
possible.  I think it should also say that because of the needs for a very 
simple syntax for content authors, xforms will explore use of a simpler 
syntax that is transformable by xslt to xml schema datatypes, but in any 
case it will not be inconsistent with the work of xml schema datatypes.

An editing point -- both of the following sentences seem to have missing 
words or grammatical problems:

"It should be possible to for entry of data formats that do not force 
international users to adapt to western data formats if 
the          corresponding data format is substantially different in other 
regions.  Forms designed for international access should to be able 
validate such fields taking the user's locale into account. "
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