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Marathon crank of WebFormsA; should be ready for FPWD decision this week

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 01:11:34 -0800
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF4B8C5945.74E4EBF9-ON882574FC.0031BCC7-882574FC.00327FFF@ca.ibm.com>
Dear Forms WG,

I did a very long session on the WebFormsA spec today to address the many 
issues we discussed about it so far, as well as complete a few more 
aspects of it. 

Please review it during the week before the telecon so that we can, on 
this week's telecon if possible, entertain the proposal to take it to 
first public working draft.

Here are the changes in the draft relative to the draft from the 4th:

1) Changes throughout the spec to focus on HTML/XHTML web pages.  This 
included getting rid of all "wfa:" namespaced attributes as well as 
getting rid of the form attribute and focusing on the HTML form element.

2) Changed how the default instance is found.  Now use an instance 
attribute rather than putting default attribute on xf:instance.  Note that 
it was not necessary for this spec to add the instance attribute to the 
model element as the data instance generation of WebFormsA is defined to 
happen before xforms-model-construct.

3) Significant tightening of the conformance wording throughout the spec 
(must, should, may and other rfc 2119 words).

4) Added automatic boolean-from-string() conversion on result of required, 
constraint, readonly, relevant.

5) Added the exemplary table row and table column arithmetic operations to 
the XPath context section.

6) Numerous smaller edits

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 

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