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

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 10:56:37 -0700
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF40391C567@USA7061MS01.na.xerox.net>
To: "John Boyer" <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>, "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>, <public-forms-request@w3.org>
Originally [1] post was the default but it was removed [2] when we
changed from submitInfo to submission.


From: public-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:public-forms-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of John Boyer
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 7:32 AM
To: Steven Pemberton
Cc: Forms WG; public-forms-request@w3.org
Subject: Re: Quick proposal: method="get" be default on submission

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
<http://www.example.com/search> " />

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