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RE: xforms and wokflow?

From: Jason Eacott <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 10:04:37 +0930
To: "Sikora, Gary" <gjsikora@progeny.net>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <430D97B5.3369.E9A404B@localhost>

ok thanks,
	although from the answers I've received on this list I doubt that any 
integration efforts currently going on would work for me since there is 
currently no way to pause processing of an xform no matter what technology 
you are using to process it.

Regards
Jason.


Date sent:      	Wed, 24 Aug 2005 20:42:09 -0400
From:           	"Sikora, Gary" <gjsikora@progeny.net>
To:             	<jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
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Subject:        	RE: xforms and wokflow?
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Date forwarded: 	Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:42:15 +0000

> 
> Jason,
> 
> Others are integrating workflow solutions with XForms using FormFaces,
> as well with FormsPlayer as noted by other listings, and perhaps other
> XForms solutions as well. At this juncture, I cannot discuss this
> collaboration within this forum.
> 
> Very respectfully,
> Gary
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Eacott [mailto:jeacott@hardlight.com.au] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 23:37
> To: Sikora, Gary
> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: RE: xforms and wokflow?
> 
> ok,
> 	so if I were using formfaces (it shouldn't make any difference)
> then how would you approach the problem?
> 
> thanks.
> 
> 
> Subject:        	RE: xforms and wokflow?
> Date sent:      	Thu, 18 Aug 2005 23:49:08 -0400
> From:           	"Sikora, Gary" <gjsikora@progeny.net>
> To:             	<jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
> 
> > Try ForeFaces and we can help ... Cleaner approach ... No division 
> > between server-side and client-side processing ...
> > 
> > Very respectfully,
> > Gary Sikora, FormFaces Product Manager
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On 
> > Behalf Of Jason Eacott
> > Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 22:51
> > To: www-forms@w3.org
> > Subject: xforms and wokflow?
> > 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 	heres a use case I have to implement, and I'd sday its a very
> common 
> > scenario. I already have an xform that can define and build simple 
> > xforms (an xform builder form :)  ).
> > the forms it builds can submit the data to any number of email 
> > addresses and optionally send it to a data sink too (it always sends 
> > it to the sink if no email addresses are assigned)
> > 
> > ok - so now I have to implement a simple workflow into the system.
> > after one of these generated forms (just a plain old xform - we could 
> > have started the story here but I thought some background might help -
> 
> > hope it doesnt confuse) is made it gets used.
> > when a user fills in a form and submits the data, that data needs to 
> > be approved before it is stored/emailed. it may need to be approved by
> 
> > multiple folk, so using a workflow engine would make sense.
> > 
> > is there any way to intercept the processing of an xform so that I can
> 
> > accept the submission, send out other emails for confirmation on other
> 
> > forms, and then somehow ask an xform to complete its tasks.
> > I can see how I might have one form that just submits, then do some 
> > serverside logic for the workflow , get another form for answers, then
> 
> > just write code serverside to dump  the data into the sink, and send 
> > off the various email responses if the data is approved, but how could
> 
> > I achieve this last part by letting the xform do all that (because it 
> > already knows how to) I may have an advantage that I am using chiba - 
> > serverside xforms implementation, so perhaps I could instantiate half 
> > a form serverside or something.
> > I run across this kind of thing all the time with xforms, I don't want
> 
> > to break up my simple definition of what data should go where - it 
> > works well all described in a simple xform, I just want to insert some
> 
> > workflow before it completes. how can i do this kind of thing without 
> > getting REALLY ugly?
> > 
> > any thoughts appreciated.
> > thanks
> > Jason.
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 25 August 2005 00:50:05 GMT

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