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- To: Jeni Tennison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XLink and XForms
- From: "J.Pietschmann" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 21:42:58 +0200
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jeni Tennison wrote:
> But in some situations, I imagine that adding IDs to every element in
> the instance data is impossible. ...
> ... Also, of course, you can't attach IDs to attributes;
> perhaps you had some formulaic way of naming them in mind?
No I didn't. I probably have to retract this part of my
> However, I was under the impression that XForms would be processed by
> dedicated processors, probably built into browsers.
That's quite right. However, until browsers with a reasonable
XForms support dominate, XSL transformation to HTML forms + a
That's what I worry about.
Furthermore, I fear that it will give people the impression
that XPath is the way to go for references even for vocabularies
whose processing model hardly warrants a custom processor.
> From what I can tell, it's perfectly possible for XForm authors to use
> IDs to identify particular elements in the instance if they want to,
> and then use the id() function to refer to them.