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From: <info@maxframe.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 18:26:43 -0700
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please remove info@maxframe.com from the list

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG)" <g.s31d05b@lfstad.bayern.de>
To: "'Micah Dubinko'" <MDubinko@cardiff.com>; "Www-Forms (E-Mail)"
<www-forms@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 3:47 AM
Subject: AW: Wizards in XForms


>
> Hi, Micah.
>
> This solution works only for yes/no questions, and you would not even need
> nested switches:
>
>  +--------------------------------------------------+
>  | You may choose the simple (automatic) procedure, |
>  | or the verbose if you know what you're doing.    |
>  |                                                  |
>  | What do you want to do?                          |
>  |                                                  |
>  | [simple]                                         |
>  | [verbose]                                        |
>  |                                                  |
>  +--------------------------------------------------+
>
> But what if you need to decide on other things? Like, say a numerical
field
> value exceeds 1000, and therefore you need additional information? In my
> eyes it should be possible to declare such rules, and the XForms processor
> might then execute them and come to a decision.
>
> Also, how do I add validation on the button that toggles the switch to the
> next page?
>
> Hiran
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Micah Dubinko [mailto:MDubinko@cardiff.com]
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 6. Juni 2002 12:26
> > An: 'Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG)'; Www-Forms (E-Mail)
> > Betreff: RE: Wizards in XForms
> >
> >
> > One way to analyze this case is:
> >
> > You really have two different 'next' buttons. This could be a nested
> > <switch>, with each button in a <case>. Depending on the
> > state of the radio
> > buttons, you decide which case (and which 'next' button) is
> > visible and
> > available. Thanks!
> >
> > .micah
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG)
> > [mailto:g.s31d05b@lfstad.bayern.de]
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:05 AM
> > To: Www-Forms (E-Mail)
> > Subject: AW: Wizards in XForms
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi there.
> >
> > Although I managed to build a wizard with the solution
> > suggested by Micah,
> > there is a case I cannot cover:
> >
> > It was no problem to create a switch statement containing several case
> > statements, one for each wizard page. Also the buttons I
> > inserted could
> > switch from page to page. What I wrote looks a bit like this:
> >
> > <xforms:switch xforms:initial="screen1">
> >   <xforms:case xforms:id="screen1">
> >
> > <!-- Here goes XForm code for the first page -->
> >
> >     <xforms:button>
> >       <xforms:caption>Next</xforms:caption>
> >       <xforms:action>
> >         <xforms:toggle xforms:case="screen2"/>
> >       </xforms:action>
> >     </xforms:button>
> >   </xforms:case>
> >   <xforms:case xforms:id="screen2">
> >
> > <!-- Here goes XForm code for the second page -->
> >
> >     <xforms:button>
> >       <xforms:caption>Previous</xforms:caption>
> >       <xforms:action>
> >         <xforms:toggle xforms:case="screen1"/>
> >       </xforms:action>
> >     </xforms:button>
> >     <xforms:button>
> >       <xforms:caption>Finish</xforms:caption>
> >       <xforms:action>
> >         <xforms:submitInstance xforms:submitInfo=".."/>
> >       </xforms:action>
> >     </xforms:button>
> >   </xforms:case>
> > </xforms:switch>
> >
> > What I cannot cover with this is jumping over pages if some
> > conditions are
> > met. Imagine a wizard displaying this page:
> >
> > +--------------------------------------------------+
> > | You may choose the simple (automatic) procedure, |
> > | or the verbose if you know what you're doing.    |
> > |                                                  |
> > | What do you want to do?                          |
> > |                                                  |
> > | (o) simple                                       |
> > | ( ) verbose                                      |
> > |                                                  |
> > | [Previous] [Next]                           |
> > |                                                  |
> > +--------------------------------------------------+
> >
> > Here I'd like to skip the verbose pages and continue with
> > default values
> > (which are already entered in the model). The question is:
> > How does XForms
> > specify a switch to the according page depending on instance
> > data (or field
> > state, respectively)?
> >
> > Hiran
> >
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Chaudhuri, Hiran (Software AG)
> > Gesendet: Montag, 3. Juni 2002 14:42
> > An: 'Micah Dubinko'
> > Betreff: AW: Wizards in XForms
> >
> >
> > Hi, Micah.
> >
> > The approach with one form containing a switch for all the
> > wizard pages and
> > buttons to navigate back and forth did work with Chiba
> > 0.6.2.1, and it was
> > not even too much work.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Hiran
> >
> > -----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.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > .micah
> >
> > -----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?
> >
> > Hiran
> >
>
>
>
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