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Feedback needed by Friday: changes that add src to XForms

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 16:28:19 -0700
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6D326C83.FE9A62B5-ON88257307.0080437B-88257307.0080F0C9@ca.ibm.com>
At the face to face meeting, we agreed to resolve an issue raised by 
several people that it was too hard to rely on the host language to add 
src to instance.

Instead, we resolved to add it back to instance, except we would add it as 
a special attribute to XForms rather than using the 'linking attributes' 
language from XForms 1.0, which still is a nod to having the host language 
add src.

The results of that merge are now available in the editor's copy, and I 
would like to send replies on this issue ASAP, so interested parties in 
the working group need to review the text before the weekend.  Silence 
implies consent! 

The only hiccup I found in adding the text back is that Steven made a side 
comment that he thought the failure to resolve src would simply fail 
gracefully to inline content.  In actual fact, the failure of src would 
produce a fatal exception (xforms-link-exception), so the interest of 
restoring the prior feature as it was, I retained the 
xforms-link-exception nature.  It is also the case that spec ready text 
for Steven's version is harder to write. Moreover, there did not seem to 
be any benefit to changing the behavior, esp. since it wasn't part of the 
last call comment.

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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