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RE: XForms Interface to RDF Schema?

From: Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 14:38:42 -0800
Message-ID: <E840F0B7E6189547BDB91DA8BF2228AB28C020@csmail.cardiff.com>
To: "'Dan Zambonini'" <dan@boxuk.com>, www-forms@w3.org
>Can the RDF Schema be used as the XForms instance data
Yes, any XML can serve as instance data

>and then the <repeat nodeset="etc"> syntax used to extract the lists from
the RDF into the drop downs?
<repeat> works on any homogeneous node-set. There might be some details I'm
missing, but this should work.

>can the values for the <caption> and <help> elements be referenced, via
xpath, to instance data
Yes! This functionality appears in the spec now. <hint> and <alert> also.

Sounds like a good application. Drop us a note when it's ready for a
preview.

Thanks,

.micah


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Zambonini [mailto:dan@boxuk.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:15 AM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: XForms Interface to RDF Schema?


I'm creating a tool that provides a Graphical Interface (Java) for creating
RDF files, based on any RDF Schema. As RDF Schema does not provide enough
information for the interface (such as required fields, multiplicity, etc.),
I am thinking of using XForms as an intermediate 'configuration file' that
provides an interface between the GUI and the RDF Schema.

I have a couple of questions though:

1. The RDF Schema(s) in question include lists of ontologies, perfect for a
selectOne/selectMany control. Can the RDF Schema be used as the XForms
instance data, and then the <repeat nodeset="etc"> syntax used to extract
the lists from the RDF into the drop downs?

2. In a similar manner, can the values for the <caption> and <help> elements
be referenced, via xpath, to instance data (e.g. to an rdfs:label element)?

Thanks,

Dan

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Daniel Zambonini
Box UK

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