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Re: Dollar version of simplified syntax still not elaborated for PO example

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:29:24 -0700
Message-Id: <3F2F2336-7E26-4EFF-A7C8-417D3B5F5B4A@orbeon.com>
To: "Forms WG (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>


I had attached a partial version to my original message:




Do you need more?


On Mar 11, 2008, at 9:16 PM, John Boyer wrote:

> A while ago I posted simplified syntax for the purchase order  
> example (except insert/delete triggers for now)
> and then the post showed what the corresponding canonical XForms  
> would look like.
> Then we had a great discussion on the list about various aspects of  
> the "dollar" proposal, which seeks to do the same things only by  
> using XPath variables based on "implied" binds for named form  
> controls.
> It definitely seems like both will work.  In fact, the biggest  
> oddness may be that many forms will work *whether or not * you use  
> the dollar symbols.  I rather hope that only one method or the other  
> will work, but that will depend on exactly what canonical XForm is  
> implied for the simplified syntax under the dollar (variable)  
> proposal.
> I like the non-dollar proposal because there are no confusing  
> dollars to type, but I like the way that the dollar proposal uses  
> the context-based binding ID referencing mechanism to figure out  
> which inner bind we might be talking about.  But I'd also like to be  
> sure that this claim is actually true in light of some actual markup.
> So, for the two reasons above, could someone (prior to the telecon)  
> please post the dollar proposal solution to the purchase order  
> example given in my prior email here:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-forms/2008Mar/0013.html
> Thanks,
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> Senior Technical Staff Member
> 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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