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RE: [XForms] What does "same form" mean?

From: Mark Seaborne <MSeaborne@origoservices.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 12:31:45 +0100
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From: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com [mailto:AndrewWatt2001@aol.com]
Sent: 02 September 2002 11:22
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Subject: [XForms] What does "same form" mean?

>I guess that a casual reading of that "key" idea led me (and others?) to 
>believe I could use one XForms model and then XInclude it (or something 
>similar). The (seeming) need to make multiple copies of a model and paste 
>them into platform-specific documents is obviously not ideal from a 
>maintenance point of view.

>I would really like to see a mechanism that specifies how the "same form" - 
>by which I mean the same XForms model - can be re-used without copying and 
>pasting into separate platform-specific or host-language-specific documents.

I agree. There is little point in introducing a formal separation if one cannot actually separate. I would imagine that if XForms itself does not address this point, then people will just do some pre-processing to achieve the desired result.

All the best

Mark Seaborne

Origo Services Ltd
Received on Monday, 2 September 2002 07:32:06 UTC

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