[Standards-JIG] new <remember/> element for Data Forms

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 07:03:29 UTC 2006

Yes, it seems like clients could implement this without any protocol  
changes.  Basically, you could do the same thing that a web browser  
does when it auto-fills HTML forms.  Use the JEP-68 field names in  
combination with the JID/node of the target to uniquely identify the  
fields.  Make sure NOT to save hidden fields...

On Jan 9, 2006, at 4:22 AM, Pete Birkinshaw wrote:

> Ian Paterson wrote:
>>> But couldn't that just be done with a boolean field anyway?
>> No because, as things stand, the client wouldn't know that the  
>> boolean
>> field had a different function. Even if a special value of the 'var'
>> attribute was defined that flagged the special purpose of the boolean
>> field (yuk), then the client still wouldn't know which fields  
>> should be
>> saved.
> Ah, now I understand. I'd assumed that the remembering was going to  
> be done by the server or component, which could be done with a  
> normal boolean field.
> Could this feature just be added to the client code itself, outside  
> the form (the same way Firefox remembers form details) to work with  
> all forms?
> Whatever way it's implemented, it's definitely a good idea.
> Pete.

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