[poppler] Spec question: Resetting form fields
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Sun Mar 18 15:52:14 PDT 2012
I'm trying to get ready for 0.19.2 the patches to reset the form values and
I've stumbled over something that feels like a mis-specification or maybe i am
just reading the spec wrong.
The spec says
Upon invocation of a reset-form action, a conforming processor shall reset
selected interactive form fields to their default values; that is, it shall
set the value of the V entry in the field dictionary to that of the DV entry
(see Table 220). If no default value is defined for a field, its V entry shall
So you go over the fields and if those fields have DV you set the V to that
value and if not you remove the V value.
Seems simple enough.
But the V value is marked as inheritable this means that in this situation
Form B inherits Form A
When resetting Form "B" i'd remove the V value from it and it would show "Foo"
since it will then be read from Form A.
That seems "wrong" in my mind. But obviously it's "wronger" going to Form A
and removing the V there :D
So I'm quite stucked here. Any idea of what's the right thing to do?
Or maybe that is the right thing to do?
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