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Re: Sun Demonstates comprehensive XForms support in OpenOffice/StarOffice

From: Slava Sedov <sedov@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 20:32:21 +0300
Message-ID: <41F682A5.8010607@yandex-team.ru>
To: Daniel Vogelheim <Daniel.Vogelheim@Sun.COM>
CC: www-forms@w3.org

Daniel Vogelheim wrote:

> 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.)

i guess it not so good idea - to mix XForms model with OO control 
elements (at least for me it very bad news)

> > where i can find OpenDocument format description?..
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office

well... if it still in draft - why we can`t change it?..

> 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.

i mean changes in Open Document standard from OO to W3C XForms

> Hope this helps.
> Sincerely,
> Daniel
truly yours,
Received on Tuesday, 25 January 2005 17:32:59 UTC

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