Initial sending of MIP events
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Revision as of 15:19, 25 February 2010 by Jean-gui
Erik's note: part of larger "improved UI events" feature.
Original post from ErikBruchez:
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 17:16:38 +0200 To: email@example.com Subject: LC: Initial sending of MIP events From: "Erik Bruchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> All, XForms 1.1 is much more specific than XForms 1.0 about sending MIP events, in particular what events to send when controls become relevant and non-relevant. This is good. The motivation for this was, in my opinion, to make the MIP events actually useful, because they now can be used to reliably track the status of controls. However, there is one hole: the spec does not mention that any MIP events should be sent during XForms engine initialization. In particular, there is no initial xforms-refresh, or otherwise requirement that MIP events should be dispatched upon initialization. This means that it is currently not possible to determine the initial status (in particular, validity) of the controls. This affects for example the use case of creating an error summary that tracks the validity of controls in your page. I think that controls should initially dispatch MIP events so as to make this use case possible. -Erik