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RE: url params et al

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:03:31 -0700
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF4021EBF60@usa7061ms01.na.xerox.net>
To: <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>, <www-forms@w3.org>

I think this processing rightfully belongs on the server, as the URI
specifies the resource, and the server is responsible for providing you
the resource.
I'm not sure what XForms processor you're using, but in browsers that
support JavaScript handlers, you can ask the browser what the page URI
was (via the location property).

-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:46 PM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: url params et al

Hi all -I think I'm going quietly mad. I have a small problem that I 
haven't had to deal with via xforms before (I think) and cant seem to 
see the solution - it must be easy, I'm sure of it.
I need to launch an xform with a given data id passed as an url 
parameter (the url will come from an email). eg: 

the form then needs to load data with id=abcd (or at least something 
derived from it).

my question is how can I do this without dynamically modifying the xform

itself each time. I dont really want to store the id in a session 
variable and have the form retrieve it on form-ready, I'd like to know 
if its possible with a pure xform, or at least a nicer approach to this 
one. This would be trivial if the initial request was via the xform, but

how do you preset a forms' state for startup without having the form 
request the info itself?

any thoughts? I think my head must be full of cotton wool.

Received on Wednesday, 23 August 2006 17:04:12 UTC

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