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Pre-loading Form fields and Collecting User Form Entries

From: <ade@benue.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 04:53:25 -0400
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF9879A6C9.0E040BC6-ON85256DC5.0030B5D1-85256DC5.0030D645@benue.com>

I am new to XForms and have a basic question to ask.

I have a 3-tier web based application that would benefit from XForms. It 
basically queries for data from a remotely located database, and allows 
certain fields in the queried data to be modified and sent back as an 
update to the database.

The queries retrieve the data via a particular XML message, the updates 
are however dispatched using a similar but different XML message. 

The question is, how do I pre-load my form fields from the initial message 
received from the back-end, and send the updates through a different 
message. It seems as if I need two data models instances, one for 
pre-loading the fields, and a second instance for capturing the user's 
edits for dispatched to the back-end.

Any thoughts or ideas you have would be greatly appreciated.

-- Ade Lucas
Received on Monday, 20 October 2003 04:59:56 UTC

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