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Re: MIPs at control level

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:31:47 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAc0PEVMXW5uum3Vqw1twXrM5N2TmoX=ZiEjUZ5dvKGbSJaxpQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alain Couthures <alain.couthures@agencexml.com>
Cc: "public-xformsusers@w3.org" <public-xformsusers@w3.org>
>
> I have been reconsidering MIPs at control level recently.
>
> First of all, the well-known trick ".[relevance_predicate]" should better
> be explicitly written with a @relevant attribute.
>
Agreed.

> When a trigger has to be grayed on a specific condition, instead of having
> to create some element in some "work" instance, it would be nicer to just
> add a @readonly attribute.
>
Agreed. (I think we had a discussion a long time ago about whether
`readonly` might imply a "disabled" mode for controls. HTML has both
notions, by the way.)

> Even @type might be useful for overwriting the effective data type
> because, for example, for a date of birth, using a not-constrainable date
> widget is not as convenient as a simple text input.
>
I am less sure about this one.

-Erik
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:32:22 UTC

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