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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-1645) Editor Note: Section17.298 form:name

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Michael Brauer commented on OFFICE-1645:

First of all, I would like to clarify that form:name is not only used for forms, but also for form controls:

As for HTML: One can see radio button groups as an 1 out of n selection. In that case, it appears to be reasonable that in the name=value pair that is submitted, the "name" is always the same for all radio buttons.

For a unique identification of the control, there is also the xml:id/form:id.

> Editor Note: Section 17.298 form:name
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-1645
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-1645
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: ODF 1.2
>            Reporter: Robert Weir 
>            Assignee: Patrick Durusau
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2
> Transcribed from ODF_Revised_Editorial_Notes_27May2009.odt
> Original author: Patrick Durusau
> Section 17.298 form:name
> Ed. Note The language "This may be used to give a form or control element an identity, which is important for scripting and for submitting the content of controls." should be deleted. Control elements already have form:id. See 18.470. Forms should not be addressed by name. Particularly if the names are not required to be unique, as is the case here. We need to distinguish the concepts of display name and identification for referencing/linking/etc. Both are necessary and both merit robust solutions. However, it is unwise to confuse the two in some false sense of economy. 

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