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Re: Repeat with automatic controls

From: michael odling-smee <michael.odling-smee@xml-solutions.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:12:49 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJEDUVkGdOb7xXs3gdLnpZ4MbzumKVjrpPs-WWbrFKQZwnD9Dg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "public-xformsusers@w3.org" <public-xformsusers@w3.org>
Steven,

Would agree with your proposal and some other controls/actions that I would
suggest make it onto the "standard list" are move-up, move-down and filter
(potentially sort too but not sure XForms readily supports this).

Regards,

Mike

On 7 September 2016 at 13:00, Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
wrote:

> One of the remaining issues is what to do (if anything) with the issue of
> automatically supplying insert/delete controls in repeat controls.
>
> Ideally it would be great if without having to write much extra, you got
> some way or another of deleting and inserting items in the bound list,
> without preventing you from adding controls yourself when necessary.
>
> For backwards compatibility, an unadorned <repeat> should behave the same
> as now (at least there should be no visible extra controls. This doesn't
> need to stop an implementation from allowing, for instance, right-click
> actions).
>
> For data consistency reasons, there also needs to be a way to say: only
> insert at the start; only delete at the start; only insert at the end; only
> delete at the end; no insertions; no deletions.
>
> Strawman examples:
>  <repeat actions="insert delete" ref="list/oranges">
>   ...
>  </repeat>
>
>  <repeat actions="insert-start delete-end" ref="events/dates">
>   ...
>  </repeat>
>
> The absence of an action would mean that it would not be (automatically)
> possible, though the form author could still add controls as needed.
>
> Steven
>
>


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