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Re: Reusing a form in another form

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 00:03:19 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060608011603s298243c9x49b671a52448d921@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Alessandro Triglia" <sandro@mclink.it>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

Hi Alessandro,

> This sounds like a great idea.  I was thinking more in "static" terms...

We use XInclude a lot, but the problem is the forms can end up very
big. What we're really after is a situation where the author doesn't
have to think about it, but how do you explain to an author why they
can't use 10 XInclude statements?

> ... but
> deferred loading is more interesting than static aggregation and covers even
> more use cases.

Yes, I agree. Replacing part of a form with HTML is something that is
done a lot in the Ajax world, but it's very difficult to manage in a
scripted environment. Our approach using XForms makes it really easy.

> Did you say you are going to implement this?

Yes, we've already implemented it. And you have inspired me to write a
short blog entry about it too, which shows an example of the mark-up:


All the best,


Mark Birbeck
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