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SVG 1.2 XForms integration

From: Niklas Gustavsson <niklas@protocol7.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:19:00 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <ardh52$cou$1@main.gmane.org>

Hi

"At the time of publication, the Working Group is undecided as to whether or
not the SVG specification should describe a default rendering and behavior
for some form elements, such as buttons and sliders. We realise that
creating widget sets is a deep topic and specifically request feedback on
this matter. Would a simple set of form widgets be sufficient in most
situations, or would authors prefer to always create the SVG rendering and
behaviour for every element?"

The default behavior should be a choice for the user agent. There are
several advantages with this:
* simplify the creation of forms for the author
* make forms reusable over platforms and formats.
* be easily regonizable for users. Users are used to using whatever the
controls looks like on their platform. This should also be the default
behavior with SVG.

I think that SVG rendering and behavior should be an extension to XForms.
XForms should be fully useful directly mixed with SVG without any extra
work. With extra work you can change and extend the looks of the forms
control. I belive this is best done using scripting since creating fully
functional widgets with a declerative syntax will add much complexity to
SVG.

/niklas

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Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 09:19:04 GMT

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