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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Forms Language Use Case

Tim Bray on the Atompub list:
If I fetch a service doc with a collection with no <app:categories>, does that mean the server is suggesting that I can post any category I want, or that I can't post any category at all?

This question would a non-issue if APP used a forms language. A form for submitting an entry would have a) an enumerated list of choices, b) a free form text field, or c) no field at all to submit the category. No ambuiguity.

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