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RE: Loading & saving documents

From: Jason Eacott <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 06:16:03 +0930
To: "Flinton Adam" <Adam.Flinton@cfh.nhs.uk>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <4344C123.29799.9495D84@localhost>

yes it is.
unless I've completely missed the point, see the source I posted previously 
on this thread.

Jason.

Date sent:      	Wed, 5 Oct 2005 18:46:01 +0100
From:           	"Flinton Adam" <Adam.Flinton@cfh.nhs.uk>
To:             	"Allan Beaufour" <abeaufour@novell.com>,<www-
forms@w3.org>
Subject:        	RE: Loading & saving documents
Forwarded by:   	www-forms@w3.org
Date forwarded: 	Wed, 05 Oct 2005 17:44:44 +0000

> 
> Is it possible to use a Xform (or even page with javascript in it) to
> load an another Xform?
> 
> i.e. If the initial page allowed the capture of the URL to the document
> & then on clicking a button somehow filled in the src in
> 
>     <xf:instance src="" id="someid">
>     </xf:instance>
> 
> 
> With the URL to the required file & then loaded the model?
> 
> i.e. either pass the (modified) model as output to the browser which
> then loads it or write the model out as a file & then tell the browser
> to load that file?
> 
> Failing that, an invisible applet?
> Javascript + XSLT?
> 
> Failing that, has anyone any recommendations for a small fast easy to
> package up jsp server? i.e. This is for an end user type application but
> must support a "disconnected user". 
> 
> Surely a put operation will write to a given URL where that URL is a
> local file?
> 
> 
> Adam
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-forms-request@w3.org 
> > [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Allan Beaufour
> > Sent: 05 October 2005 09:49
> > To: www-forms@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Loading & saving documents
> > 
> > 
> > Tuesday 04 October 2005 15:52 skrev Flinton Adam:
> > > I can start off hosting the page/form itself within a jsp but the 
> > > files to be opened would always be on the user's local disk & would 
> > > need to be persisted back to that disk.
> > 
> > The tricky bit is how to let the user choose what file to 
> > load from and store to. As long as you have a server 
> > involved, the server could create an instance with the 
> > possible data documents. The user could then select a 
> > location with a select1, triggering a submission that loads 
> > the appropriate instance data ... or creates it if the user 
> > chooses a new name.
> > 
> > Without a server, it's possible to load and store from the 
> > same document, but not letting the user choose one.
> > 
> > Of course you get a bit of help from XForms Buddy, but it's 
> > not exactly smooth, and you still depend on something "extra".
> > 
> > --
> > Allan Beaufour
> > Linux Software Engineer
> > 
> > Novell, Inc.
> > Software for the Open Enterprise
> > www.novell.com/open
> > 
> > 
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