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XForms supports control-sharing among forms?

From: A Rafael D Teixeira <rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 10:36:58 -0300
To: www-forms@w3.org
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I already have an implementation using xml/xslt (server-based) of a enhanced 
form package to overcome the limitations of HTML4, and Ive built-in control 
sharing (kind of multiple 'overlapping' forms), in order to switch to XFORMs 
I need to still support this usage.

Ive done that by sending XML definitions on how to assemble each specific 
XML posting. That named definitions are attached to every submission button 
(many buttons can share one definition, or each one can have a specific 
definition attached).

For the end-user it allows to take many actions on a "record", like 
excluding it, inserting a new one, or finding /locking and updating a 
existing one, around a single "visual" form, with some performance benefits, 
because for many actions just the unique key data is sent, not the 

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