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Progress with @label etc.; analysis

From: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:55:42 +0200
To: "Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xeezq4x6smjzpq@steven-ux21a>
The current situation is that we have a content set called UI Common, that  
contains help, hint, alert and action, and an attribute set called UI  
Common that contains @appearance.

Almost all elements that use the UI Common content also use the UI Common  
attributes.

My plan is to put @label, @help, @hint, and @alert in the UI Common  
attribute set, take @appearance out of it, and then adjust the elements  
that don't include both.

Here is a list of all elements that use one or both: (apologies for layout)

Element						Uses @UI Common		Has label	Uses UI Common

common (except <output/>)	Yes					Yes	Yes
output						 No! *				Opt		Yes
select/1			Yes				Yes		Yes (but special)
label/help/hint				Yes					No		No
alert							No (to be fixed)		No	No
Action							No					No	No
item							no					Yes	Yes
group							Yes					Opt	Yes
switch							Yes					No	No
dialog							Yes					Opt	Yes
repeat							Yes					No	No
itemset							No					Yes	Yes

* output has @appearance, but doesn't use @UI Common; no idea why not, but  
it is explicitly mentioned...
https://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_2.0#The_output_Element
"This form control does not use the UI Common attribute group, but  
nevertheless still contains an author-optional appearance attribute, as  
defined above."

Steven
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:56:16 UTC

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