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RE: Looking for XForms Processor

From: <georged@pioneernrc.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 16:08:29 -0600
Message-ID: <E945454F8191D3118C0E00805F9F2181953611@exchlc02.pioneernrc.com>
To: coonsta@ozemail.com.au, www-forms@w3.org
I'd be _very_ interested in seeing it.  

I'm also working on a non-compliant implementation of a subset of the
functionality.  Why nom-compliant?  Deadlines.  I was working on a spec for
using XML/XSLT to store/transform form data that gets processed server side
(turning HTML request data into XML instances and XML instances into HTML
forms).  Then I found the XForms spec--hurray! but we are still at the
u-build-it stage.  Meanwhile I have about 35 days to back up the promises
made to my masters, so I am going to build something expedient that should
migrate gracefully (via tranforms) when there is time to build or buy
something that implements the spec.

My environment is IIS 4, IE 4, ASP (echh) so there is little chance of me
being able to use your code very directly, but we're looking at the same
problems and I'd love to see how you approached them.

David George
Web Developer
Pioneer Natural Resources
georged@pioneernrc.com  

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dominic Cooney [SMTP:coonsta@ozemail.com.au]
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 21, 2001 3:45 PM
> To:	www-forms@w3.org
> Subject:	Fw: Looking for XForms Processor
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dominic Cooney" <coonsta@ozemail.com.au>
> To: <xforms@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 7:44 AM
> Subject: Fw: Looking for XForms Processor
> 
> 
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dominic Cooney" <coonsta@ozemail.com.au>
> > To: "Beck Tibor" <tibor.beck@icl.sk>
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:27 PM
> > Subject: Re: Looking for XForms Processor
> >
> >
> > > I have developed a small, non-conforming subset of XForms as a
> server-side
> > > taglib for JSP developers.
> > >
> > > It uses JAXP, Apache Xalan and ORO to deliver a small but useful
> subset
> of
> > > functionality. It was a university project (i.e. purely exploratory
> and
> > not
> > > intended for deployment) but I could copy it to you if you're
> interested.
> > >
> > > Briefly, it supports:
> > >
> > > - string, number, boolean
> > > - pattern, minLength, maxLength, minInclusive, minExclusive,
> maxInclusive,
> > > maxExclusive
> > > - some simple syntax
> > > - textbox, checkbox, exclusiveSelect, submit
> > > - groupbox, caption
> > >
> > > But there are lots of other limitations (e.g. every UI element must be
> in
> > a
> > > groupbox, some bugs in support for submit protocol, no dynamic
> > expressions,
> > > etc., etc.)
> > >
> > > Other developers: I've whet my appetite. Is anybody interested in
> trying
> > to
> > > do a fuller implementation with a tighter focus on conformance?
> > >
> > > Dominic Cooney
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Beck Tibor" <tibor.beck@icl.sk>
> > > To: <www-forms@w3.org>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 5:50 PM
> > > Subject: Looking for XForms Processor
> > >
> > >
> > > > The XForms specification looks nice, but is there any tool already
> (e.g.
> > > an XForms Processor) for practical use of this specification, or the
> only
> > > way is to create one?
> > > >
> > > > Tibor Beck, ICL Slovakia.
> > > >
> > >
> >
Received on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 17:11:12 GMT

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