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Re: Sun Demonstates comprehensive XForms support in OpenOffice/StarOffice

From: Daniel Vogelheim <Daniel.Vogelheim@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:26:22 +0100
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-id: <41EEA64E.2050707@sun.com>

Hello all,

Sorry for the late answer. I must have overlooked this your mail when it 
was sent. :-(

 > look like in content xml file most elements for OO forms
 > not in W3C XForms namespace (in W3C XForms namespace
 > now only the model element) is it temporary or it will be persistent?

Yes, this is intentional. The OASIS OpenDocument format already has a 
control + form layer, so we were faced with the option to either 
duplicate all controls, or to bind the existing controls to the XForms 
model. Simply duplicating would have been rather undesirable (and is 
generally avoided in the remainder of the format as well), so we chose 
to embed the XForms model as-is, but to reuse the existing controls.

Transforming between those shouldn't be too hard. There are a few 
differences, but mostly they follow a similar model. (Which is probably 
due to the fact that both sets of controls were derived from the HTML 
control set.)

 > where i can find OpenDocument format description?..


The format is developed through OASIS, so the documentation (and 
information on participating or giving feedback) can be found on their 
site. Follow the link to the specification document.

 > is it possible furure migration forms to xforms in OO?..

Do you mean migrating existing OOo forms to OOo XForms? That is quite 
easy, due to the use of the same controls: You only have to bind them to 
an XForms model.

Hope this helps.

Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2005 18:26:27 UTC

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