[standards-jig] UPDATED: JEP-0004
ralphs at blueairnetworks.com
Wed Sep 25 15:16:17 CDT 2002
Ryan Eatmon wrote:
> Because his definition of a form and our definition are different. He
> wants field types, tab order, keyboard accellerators, positioning, etc...
Indeed, I think these things are important to making real-world forms
(more than register/search features). And my argument has been that a
spec needs to exist, to prevent each client implementing their own way
of describing form elements.
> While all we are trying to do is provide a simple method for asking
> for/passing around data.
Hmm, wasn't this the whole point of XML itself? Place data inside tags
to describe what it is... <container>data</container>. That's very
flexible and useful in many contexts. DTD and Schema provide some
structure and validation, without interfering with the data directly.
I guess I really need to see some x:data in action to better judge it.
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