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Re: using xForms for business

From: Tony Tay <tonytay@netspace.net.au>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 11:13:09 +1100
Message-ID: <006601c3f0fc$ffd09370$500aa8c0@COMPAQTT>
To: "John Boyer" <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>, <rob.bull@blackdog.co.uk>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Cc: "samuel chong" <samuelchong@yahoo.com>
hi,

Before i decide which tool to use.  I just want to experiment with something to understand more.  Can X-Smile allow me to do that ?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Boyer 
  To: rob.bull@blackdog.co.uk ; www-forms@w3.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 5:17 AM
  Subject: RE: using xForms for business


  Hi Rob,

  setindex is an xforms action that sets the internally maintained 'cursor' of an xforms repeat element.  This would correspond to which instantiation of the repeat's contents are being worked on.  

  setindex is not related to navindex.

  Cheers,
  John Boyer, Ph.D.
  Senior Product Architect and Research Scientist
  PureEdge Solutions Inc.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Rob Bull [mailto:robert.bull@btconnect.com]
    Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 4:17 AM
    To: www-forms@w3.org
    Subject: RE: using xForms for business


    I should have thought that a combination of navindex and setindex would fulfill Tony's requirements?

    Regards to all

    Rob
      -----Original Message-----
      From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of John Boyer
      Sent: 06 February 2004 19:29
      To: Micah Dubinko; Tony Tay; www-forms@w3.org
      Subject: RE: using xForms for business


      Actually, adjusting tab order by XForms-style declarative computes is a feature of XFDL-- no scripting required.

      XFDL currently supports an XML model system for hosting XForms instances.  We currently anticipate migration of many more XFDL constructs to XForms syntax where XForms actually has the equivalent feature.

      However, the point of XForms is to be consumed by another host language whose additional features can be exploited.  Extension of non-scripted computes to calculation of UI properties like colors, tab order, and so forth will continue to be one of the advantages of XFDL as a host language for XForms (another is, of course, secure digital signatures).

      John Boyer, Ph.D.
      Senior Product Architect and Research Scientist
      PureEdge Solutions Inc.
        -----Original Message-----
        From: Micah Dubinko [mailto:MDubinko@cardiff.com]
        Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 10:13 AM
        To: 'Tony Tay'; www-forms@w3.org
        Subject: RE: using xForms for business


        Adjusting navigation order would almost certainly require script. This is the case not just for XForms, but also HTML forms, InfoPath, PDF, etc... basically any forms system I know of. :-)

        .micah
          -----Original Message-----
          From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Tony Tay
          Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 6:17 PM
          To: www-forms@w3.org
          Subject: RE: using xForms for business


          hi Alexandre,

          Thanks for the info.  For item (3), in Access or VC++, one can play around with the tab indexes so that it can tab to those fields when check box is selected.
          Is there a equivalent in XForms ?  Or can you point me in the right direction as to how ti can be done.  Thanks.

          Regards,
          Tony
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