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Need erratum to eliminate xforms-select/xforms-deselect on itemset

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 11:43:09 -0800
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1F09C263.0B85E9DB-ON88257233.0069FB35-88257233.006C51FC@ca.ibm.com>
In XForms 1.0 Second Edition, the itemset element was added to the list of 
targets for the xforms-select and xforms-deselect events.

Well, it was not added everywhere e.g. in the event overview, so a 
correction is needed regardless of the outcome of the discussion.

However, I believe it was an error to add itemset to the list of targets 
for these events.  One does not select or deselect an itemset.  It should 
be the case that the events are dispatched to the item elements in a 
select or select1, regardless of whether the item elements are declared in 
the source document or generated by an itemset.

Although there is an ongoing problem nailing down the exact meaning of 
repeated content and how events flow between repeated content and the 
generating elements, it is still reasonable not to make itemset a target 
for these events because the content model for itemset allows actions such 
as those that would be handlers for xforms-select and xforms-deselect.  By 
the same logic that allows us to duplicate the DOMActivate handler for a 
set of triggers created by a repeat, the actions in an itemset must be 
assumed to be duplicated into each generated item.

Please send your thoughts on this topic.

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Workplace Forms Architect and Researcher
Co-Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com  http://www.ibm.com/software/

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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