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RE: Debugging forms

From: Robert Bull <robert.bull@btconnect.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 08:28:08 -0000
To: "Robert Bateman" <bobbateman@sequoiallc.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HGEBLDGAEJLFJAEBFHFAGEPECBAA.robert.bull@btconnect.com>


We have an XML "document editor" (On_XML) which helps create valid XML
documents for instance data, we have developed it in conjunction with a
graphical forms designer that incorporates xForms modelling and allows drag
and drop xPath editing, bind creation etc etc.

The beta is available from


And we are aiming to get a final beta (including context sensitive help at
last) out in time for Easter.

All comments that help us to develop a useful product are very welcome.



-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Robert Bateman
Sent: 22 March 2004 18:41
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
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

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 Tuesday, 23 March 2004 03:29:12 UTC

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