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RE: Debugging forms

From: Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@verity.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:01:04 -0800
Message-ID: <BD2DBD26EE0BAA48B1A425C7BE7923002D09DB@csmail.nato.cardiff.com>
To: 'Robert Bateman' <bobbateman@sequoiallc.com>, www-forms@w3.org

As step one, try running your form through the XForms Validator

http://xformsinstitute.com/validator/

It has pretty good heuristics to detect many common problems.

.micah

-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Robert Bateman
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 3:10 PM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Debugging forms



Greetings all.

I've been having a discussion today with an associate who uses XML a lot.  
During our conversation, I rambled on about the difficulties I've been
having 
while I'm both learning XPath and XForms and writing a form.

One of the difficulties I'm having is "debugging" my various XPath 
expressions.  One of the errors I get a LOT is my instance data not being 
"valid." This error means I can't write even invlid XML to look at and
"fix."

I realize I'm quite stuck in my ways (I've been programming for over 22 
years.) and some habits (like debugging) are hard to break.  What I'm hoping

for is a little advice from the "experts" on the list as to better ways to 
debug using XForms and XPath.  (Please note that I've looked at XFormation 
and found that, while its a great tool, I can't get it to work for me....)

Thanks much for your time!

Bob Bateman
Software Developer
Sequoia Group LLC
Received on Monday, 22 March 2004 18:03:06 GMT

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