[standards-jig] UPDATED: JEP-0004

Ralph Siemsen 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.

-R




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