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RE: Binding

From: Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 12:33:08 -0700
Message-ID: <BE47764CFF7D0549B1163F849BC6A8D12447C9@csmail.cardiff.com>
To: "'Belov, Alexey'" <Alexey.Belov@scala.ru>
Cc: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
Hi Alexey,

Let's say your desired instance data looked like this:


For this example, I added an extra tag, <access>. This might be considered a
"hidden" field--it exists in the instance data, but will never show up in a
form control. This would be generated by the buisiness logic on the server
prior to XForms processing the instance data.

SECURITY NOTE: For some pieces of sensitive data, like <salary>, it might
not be sufficient to just instruct the form not to show it. It would be
advisable to only send this data on a 'need-to-know' basis, over a secure

Now, take for instance an XForms form control to be used to edit the
<salary>. Use...

A binding expression of ref="Envelope/salary" to refer to the correct
location in the instance data.

A model item property of relevant="Envelope/access is 'manager'" to make
sure only those with "manager" access can change this field. A similar logic
applies to the roles of "assistant" or "junior" or any others.

Please don't take the exact syntax here literally -- our upcoming drafts
will revise and improve this aspect.


Micah J. Dubinko, CDIA
Senior Engineer
Chief XML Architect

-----Original Message-----
From: Belov, Alexey [mailto:Alexey.Belov@scala.ru]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 5:47 AM
To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
Subject: Binding

	Dear All !

	I liked the working draft for XForms very much: a lot of brilliant
ideas are in there.
	But some things important for me are not clear, especially the
binding between
	XForms Model and XML instance data.

	Let's look at the following example: 
	1) I receive an XML from my business logic object with ALL the data
for Employee: 
	Code, Name, Address, Salary, Bonus Percent, etc;
	2) I have three users working with my system: HR Manager can enter
new Employees
	and adjust all the information for existing ones; HR Manager
Assistant can select 
	existing Employees, see their Codes and Names and adjust Address
	Junior Accountant can adjust only Bonus Percent for existing
	3) So, I want to have three XForms Models for these guys with
different values of 
	ReadOnly, Relevant, Required and Validate properties
	for the same Model Elements bound to the same XML data.
	4) PROBLEM: There is no binding possibility between XForms Model and
XML data !!!

	Could somebody of You propose some solution or inform me about the
	W3C decisions on this problem. Thank You in advance !

	Best regards,

Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2001 15:37:48 UTC

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