Re: About the Web Forms 2 proposal

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:47:44 +0200, Dave Raggett <> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer wrote:
>>> XForms Transitional [...] introduces an expression syntax, Web Forms  
>>> 2.0 does not.
>> WF2 doesn't, because it has not been shown how it could work. We spent
>> significant time and resources trying to find a way to make it work.
> I think you owe it to the Web to try a little harder [...]

I think Ian is one of the last persons to "owe" something to "the Web". I  
think it's quite a rude statement given what he's done for it to date.

> [...]
>> The 'relevant' feature is available in the proposed HTML5 specs today,  
>> as noted above.
> It is obviously tempting to identify relevancy with disabled, but that  
> would be to miss an opportunity to support wizards such as you find on  
> online ordering sites (including Apple's) where you are taken through a  
> sequence of choices with material irrelevant to the current state hidden  
> from view. For this we need to be able to
> hide fields but to do so in such a way that their values are still  
> submitted as part of the form.

This is exactly what is catered for by the feature pointed to in the HTML5  

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Saturday, 28 April 2007 08:45:20 UTC