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In Limitations, the link says that <xf:repeat>... will "probably never work"; if I'm reading the spec correctly, it says that the xf-repeat attributes are not allowed in the <html:table> element, and as such, the <xf:repeat> elements were created to fill in that gap. As such, shouldn't this be considered a bug on Mozilla's part for not supporting the <xf:repeat>? Bugs are fine, they get fixed eventually, but if this behavior variates from the spec, it should be properly recognized as a bug. --Korisu 12:34, 27 September 2007 (PDT) IIRC it is only limited by Mozilla itself, so you are correct it is a "bug". But to be fair, the page is about Mozilla XForms, not XForms in general :) --beaufour 06:37, 14 October 2007 (PDT) Regarding the "Limitations" and "will probably never work"… This is no small limitation. Just saying "it will probably never work" and leaving it at that is, IMO, doing a huge disservice to Mozilla. Firefox got famous (among other things) for its excellent standards support. The moment a standard is given up for lost is the moment Mozilla perpetuates IE6's worst sin: stagnant progress. (For a given standard, I mean.) My programming experience isn't anywhere near advanced enough to where I might realistically assess the difficulty of implementing this functionality. But as someone who is dying for XForms to come out of the shadows, this is an absolute must-have feature. Practically every programming language has facilities for loops or repetitions—why shouldn't XForms? If I could, I would post a big fat UML Use Case diagram here, with a big emphasis on xf:repeat. I don't think it's unrealistic to make the assumption that anyone interested in reading these XForms pages represents a demand. Where is the supply? :) --Zearin 08:14, 26 March 2008 (PDT)

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