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Re: label in message

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:51:56 +0100
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To: Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>


This sounds like a valuable extension.


On Dec 17, 2008, at 8:23 PM, John Boyer wrote:

> Dear Forms Working Group,
> In the case of modal and modeless message actions, there has been no  
> standardized way to specify the caption bar content.
> In XForms 1.2, shouldn't we just add the label element as a  
> potential child element of the message action?
> This would give us the freedom to specify exact text or to obtain  
> the text from the instance data.  Granted someone *could* try to put  
> very elaborated content, including images, into the caption bar, but  
> we could make it clear that simple char data is required to  
> implement and more elaborated content is optional.
> In the ephemeral message case, the label content could simply be  
> prepended to the other content.
> Finally, this might be seen as the "long hand" of having a simple  
> label attribute for elements like message, as well as UI controls.   
> Currently, "XForms for HTML" proposes such an attribute for form  
> controls, but it seems natural to extend the attribute to anything  
> that allows the label element as a child.
> Thanks for considering this.
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
> 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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