[Standards-JIG] JEP-0004 - Lists

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Sun Jul 18 05:56:46 UTC 2004


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Hello,
   I took a quick glance at JEP-0004 just a second ago, and a question came to 
mind concerning fields that are of the types "jid-multi", "jid-single", 
"list-multi", and "list-single". In the descriptions for those it says that 
they should be able to gather or provide data, and for requirement #1 it says 
that fields should enable free-from input or a choice between multiple 
options. Are users allowed to input arbitrary data as a value for those 
fields?

For example: I have a list-single that has three choices, "Mr.", "Mrs.", and 
"Miss". But I'm a doctor, so can I type in "Dr." or am I left with only those 
three choices?

Or I have another form, that has a "jid-multi" field that has zero options, 
and it wants to gather a list of JIDs. Can more jids be added? What if the 
form already includes some JIDs, how can I tell if it wants me to add JIDs or 
select them (from a client programmer's point-of-view)?

The JEP seems a little vague on describing the behavior of the multiple choice 
fields. If anything how do I know if they're gathering or providing data to 
be selected?

Regards,
Nolan
sneakin at t   semanticgap.com
- -- 
Semantic Gap Solutions
http://www.semanticgap.com/
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFA+hEjhuPszQVSPEARAjukAKCd5KSL16504bYm150i8lf6q/pe1QCdGe8O
aSHuW0SjXd3+RQP079tGKn0=
=9E1H
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----




More information about the Standards mailing list