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AW: Wizards in XForms

From: Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG) <g.s31d05b@lfstad.bayern.de>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 17:03:54 +0200
Message-ID: <E5027FBFD4E3C34DB0875087976FFE49976D67@mex1-n2.lfstad.bayern.de>
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>

Hi, Micah.

[Sorry, I sent this mail to you already - but I missed sending it to the
list, so here is the 'official' version]

The approach with one form containing a switch for all the wizard pages and
buttons to navigate back and forth did work with Chiba, and it was
not even too much work.

Thank you.


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Micah Dubinko [mailto:MDubinko@cardiff.com]
Gesendet: Montag, 3. Juni 2002 11:45
An: 'Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG)'
Cc: 'www-forms@w3.org'
Betreff: RE: Wizards in XForms

A "wizard" is just a special rendering of a multiple-page form, right?

To do that, you can use the <switch> construct, with each panel inside a
<case>. Separately, you can use <button>s that fire <toggle> events to
change which panel is presented.

Try this out and let us know how it works.



-----Original Message-----
From: Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG) [mailto:g.s31d05b@lfstad.bayern.de]
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 1:54 AM
To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
Subject: Wizards in XForms

Hi there.

As I need to create some forms that need flexible use, I had a look at
XForms and am missing one feature (at least, it's not mentioned in the
XForms WD): Wizards.

I have searched the mailing list archives for that topic, only to find
others have asked about it, but there has not been a definitive answer.

So how are you supposed to build a Wizard? Shall all wizard pages reside in
one XForm document? Then how do you mark it as being a wizard? Which is the
start page, and how do you switch to subsequent pages? How do you ensure all
the pages operate with the same instance data?

Received on Monday, 3 June 2002 11:04:33 UTC

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