[Standards] XEP-0004: Data Forms - Open Issues

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jul 10 21:08:18 UTC 2007

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Tobias Markmann wrote:
>>    1. Seems that list-single and list-multi are implemented in most
>>       clients that the end user isn't allowed to add new items to the
>>       list, just select one or in the list-multi case more. This seems
>>       to be okay for me and might even go without saying but I suggest
>>       to explain it more clearly in the XEP.
> That's correct -- the submitting entity can only choose from among the
> items provided in the list.
>>    2. Jid-single and jid-multi field types on the other hand seem to be
>>       editable by the end user but there isn't described how to supply
>>       default values for these field types.
> A default value is provided in the form by including a <value/> element.
> I'm not sure how helpful a default JID is, but we can specify this more
> fully.
>>    3. XEP-0004 should describe that for list-single and list-multi
>>       fields labels and values have to be unique. There MUST NOT be an
>>       option with a label or value which already has been used in that
>>       field. If not and you have a list-single you might run into cases
>>       where the default value describes two options selected. This may
>>       sounds stupid but the protocol doesn't say anything about it. 

See here:




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