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Re: url params et al

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 09:40:00 -0700
Message-ID: <17645.54880.320279.995128@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
Cc: jeacott@hardlight.com.au, Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com, www-forms@w3.org


Well, for the client or server agnostic solution, same
three-letter incantation -- AVT 

Mark Birbeck writes:
 > 
 > Jason,
 > 
 > Glad that works for you...but that's a server-side solution, so it
 > falls into the first category I outlined, such as ASP, JSP, PHP, etc.
 > Chiba is doing the substitution for you.
 > 
 > I'm not saying this isn't useful, just that I'd like to see a solution
 > where you could do this even if you were running a form locally on
 > your machine, with no server.
 > 
 > Regards,
 > 
 > Mark
 > 
 > 
 > On 24/08/06, Jason <jeacott@hardlight.com.au> wrote:
 > > argh -next time I'll read the doco first!
 > > I'm using Chiba and it already has a way of handling this very much
 > > along the lines described by Mark. DOH!
 > > -if you are interested in their resolution its described in the chiba
 > > cookbook, or the short version in the chiba FAQ
 > >
 > > thanks again to all that helped - I'll now be using the chiba specific
 > > solution just because in this case its very simple and unobtrusive.
 > >
 > > "specifiy a parameter on the GET string calling the form. This parameter
 > > say 'foo' may then be used on the URI-string such as <submission
 > > action="http://yourhost/{foo}" .../>. The value of 'foo' will be
 > > substituted for the expression {foo} then. "
 > >
 > > *note there are more elaborate mechanisms for handling arbitrary numbers
 > > of named params, potentially (I think) from multiple sources.
 > >
 > > Regards
 > > Jason.
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > Klotz, Leigh wrote:
 > > > 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).
 > > > Leigh.
 > > >
 > > >
 > > > -----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:
 > > > http://.../somexform?id=abcd
 > > >
 > > > 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.
 > > >
 > > > thanks
 > > > Jason.
 > > >
 > > >
 > > >
 > > >
 > >
 > >
 > 
 > 
 > -- 
 > Mark Birbeck
 > CEO
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 > 
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 > 
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--raman

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