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Re: Simplified and Canonical Form of XForms PO example

From: Charles F Wiecha <wiecha@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:20:40 -0400
To: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: Forms WG (new) <public-forms@w3.org>, public-forms-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF554181A0.C93CA71E-ON8525740A.006F3BE7-8525740A.006FC165@us.ibm.com>

I like the direction this simplified syntax is taking.  One exception,
however, concerns the "$" notation used in calculate.  I understand that
this is to expose XPath variables with the appropriate evaluation context
to make expressions easy -- avoiding the need for explicit navigation up
and down the implicit data model.

What would the WG think of defining a new non-XPath based attribute
supporting an alternative expression language (perhaps E4X?) that would
avoid the need for this particular bit of ugliness?

Thanks, Charlie

Charles Wiecha
Manager, Multichannel Web Interaction
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 704
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  10598
Phone: (914) 784-6180, T/L 863-6180, Cell: (914) 320-2614
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