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AW: How can a text file be uploaded by XForms?

From: Kianoush Eshaghi <Kianoush.Eshaghi@metadat.at>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 20:01:04 +0200
To: "'Klotz, Leigh'" <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000f01c54765$40b54e20$510a0a0a@metadat.metadat.at>

YES, It is my purpose exactly ;-))

freundliche Gruesse / best regards
Dipl.-Ing. Kianoush Eshaghi     T +43 1 74040-652
METADAT - The Architect for Knowledge Networks

> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Klotz, Leigh [mailto:Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com]
> Gesendet: Freitag, 22. April 2005 19:45
> An: Kianoush Eshaghi; Mark Birbeck
> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> Betreff: RE: How can a text file be uploaded by XForms?
>
>
> Is the problem state you want to have a user fill out a form, save the
> data on the local disk, reboot the computer, come back the next day,
> move to another part of the form, and repeat this process, and then
> eventually combine all the saved files into one file and
> upload them as
> one XML document?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Kianoush Eshaghi
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 2:58 AM
> To: 'Mark Birbeck'
> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: AW: How can a text file be uploaded by XForms?
>
>
>
> > I'm sorry, but I'm still not fully getting it. Do you want
> there to be
>
> > an area of your form that actually shows the user the text
> file that
> > they have loaded? Or do you simply want to submit the text
> file to a
> > server, after the user has edited it?
>
> At first I want to save the XML instances, which has been occured by
> user's filling in forms, thus I must use only the method "put" with
> action="file:C:/...". If I use the method "multipart-post",
> then I must
> use action="http://...", which can not save any instance into
> some file.
> In extension of my purpose IE should be able to send instances to
> server, which will work with them.
>
> > If the latter -- which I think is what you want, but I'm not quite
> > sure -- then Leigh's answer in his previous post is exactly
> what you
> > need. By specifying a multipart/related post, formsPlayer
> will store
> > the URI of the document in the instance, rather than the full
> > document.
> > Then, when your
> > users come to submit, formsPlayer will obtain the document from its
> > location and send it to your server with the rest of your
> post. Your
> > server will then need to be able to process this.
>
> If it works with "multipart-post" method, which you have
> described, then
> it will be super.
>
> Kianoush
>
> > e: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
> > t: +44 (0) 20 7689 9232
> > w: http://www.formsPlayer.com/
> > b: http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/
> >
> > Download our XForms processor from
> > http://www.formsPlayer.com/
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Kianoush Eshaghi [mailto:Kianoush.Eshaghi@metadat.at]
> > > Sent: 21 April 2005 18:44
> > > To: www-forms@w3.org
> > > Cc: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
> > > Subject: WG: How can a text file be uploaded by XForms?
> > >
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> > > > Can I just check that I understand the issue? Are you
> > > saying that you
> > > > want to upload the file 'as is'? That is, you don't want to
> > > see it to
> > > > be stored in a binary or hex format?
> > >
> > > I want see it in my instance as like as the content of the file,
> > > which has been uploaded, for example:
> > >
> > > I have a file, which contains following text data:
> > > <xx>
> > > 	<YY/>
> > > 	<ZZ/>
> > > 	...
> > > 	...
> > > </xx>
> > > If I submit the form, I want to have the following instance:
> > > <request>
> > > 	<description>
> > > 		<xx>
> > > 		<YY/>
> > > 		<ZZ/>
> > > 		...
> > > 		...
> > > 		</xx>
> > > 	</description>
> > > </request>
> > >
> > > > By the way, once the data is copied in, are you then going
> > > to submit
> > > > it to a server? Or are you going to do something else. I
> > > ask only to
> > > > try and understand what you are trying to do, in case there
> > > is another
> > > > way round it.
> > >
> > > First I want to create respective XML instances, and to
> save it into
>
> > > local file system, how I am going as following <xf:submission
> > > method="put" action="file:C:/result.xml"/> It works well.
> But If I
> > > try to use http in action="http://localhost/result.xml"
> > > method="put", I will get the HTTP Error message that resource(?)
> > > isn't permitted(?)
> > >
> > > Second I want to send the created XML instance to a
> particular XML
> > > Web Services, which is installed on tomcat server. I've tried
> > > <xf:submission method="post"
> > > action="http://localhost:8080/CART"/>, but it hasn't also
> gone ;-((
> > >
> > > > (For example, a quick resolution would be to use an XPath
> > extension
> > > > function to 'unencode' the base64 data back to text. A bit
> > > > long-winded, I know, but it may address your issue for now.)
> > >
> > > hi, good idea, but I am new by XPath, Could you point me
> > according to?
> > >
> > > Kianoush
> > >
> > > > Mark Birbeck
> > > > CEO
> > > > x-port.net Ltd.
> > > >
> > > > e: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
> > > > t: +44 (0) 20 7689 9232
> > > > w: http://www.formsPlayer.com/
> > > > b: http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/
> > > >
> > > > Download our XForms processor from http://www.formsPlayer.com/
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: www-forms-request@w3.org
> > > > > [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
> Kianoush Eshaghi
> > > > > Sent: 21 April 2005 16:38
> > > > > To: www-forms@w3.org
> > > > > Subject: How can a text file be uploaded by XForms?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi everybody!
> > > > >
> > > > > I have implemented a form using XForms, whereby I use
> > IE Plug-In
> > > > > (FormsPlayer 1.3). I want to built some control element
> > > in the form
> > > > > control, which enable to upload some text file (with
> > extend .txt)
> > > > > into some node of my XML instance.
> > > > > I've used <xforms:upload/> in my form control, and set
> > > the type of
> > > > > node in instance as type="xsd:base64Binary"
> > > > > as following:
> > > > >
> > > > > <xf:model>
> > > > > 	<xf:instance>
> > > > > 		<request>
> > > > > 			<description/>
> > > > > 		</request>
> > > > > 	</xf:instance>
> > > > > 	<xf:bind id="des" nodeset="/request/description"
> > > > > type="xsd:base64Binary"/>
> > > > > </xf:model>
> > > > >
> > > > > <xf:upload bind="des">
> > > > > 	<xf:label>Select the file:</xf:label>
> > </xf:upload> <xf:output
> > > > > bind="des"/>
> > > > >
> > > > > But I get as xml instance (output control) after
> > uploading of the
> > > > > text file some other encoded symbols.
> > > > >
> > > > > How can I upload the content of the text file without any
> > > encoding
> > > > > at the text into instance? I have tried with
> > > "xsd:string", but the
> > > > > FormsPlayer cries ;-( that the instance is invalid.
> > > > >
> > > > > I appreciate your tips and pointers.
> > > > >
> > > > > freundliche Gruesse / best regards
> > > > > Dipl.-Ing. Kianoush Eshaghi     T +43 1 74040-652
> > > > > METADAT - The Architect for Knowledge Networks
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