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Re: Feedback needed by Friday: changes that add src to XForms

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:57:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4684D796.8010401@orbeon.com>
To: public-forms@w3.org


I think it is all right if a failure of loading a resource through @src 
dispatches an exception and causes a failure, as it did in 1.0.

If you want to implement loading an instance from a URI, yet default to 
an inline instance in case of error, you still have the possibility of 
sending a submission upon xforms-ready.


John Boyer wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> 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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