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Re: Quick proposal: method="get" be default on submission element

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 07:32:24 -0700
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>, public-forms-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC613BA6C.8E196704-ON8825736E.004FB6B8-8825736E.004FDF4C@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Steven,

Having a default seems like a great idea.
At first, "get" seemed like a good choice, but then I realized that we are 
setting the default in such a way that transmission of tag value pairs, 
not XML, is the default.  From that point of view, wouldn't "post" be the 
better default?

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

"Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> 
Sent by: public-forms-request@w3.org
10/05/2007 07:31 AM

"Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>

Quick proposal: method="get" be default on submission element

While writing examples for the submission section, it struck me that we 
may as well have *some* default for submission@method, and since it 
usually seems to be get, I would like to propose that. Then the simplest 
submission would be something like:

                 <submission action="http://www.example.com/search" />

Received on Monday, 8 October 2007 14:33:04 UTC

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