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Re: url params et al

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:41:39 -0700
Message-ID: <17646.7443.877968.41422@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: joern.turner@web.de
Cc: www-forms@w3.org


Oh Great!

This is the first time I'm hearing about an AVT implementation in
the context of XForms --cudos to you for doing this!

Now, Mark Birbeck -- your turn -- implement AVT in FormsPlayer
--- and if Aaron  can implement it in Firefox we'll be done. 

Joern Turner writes:
 > 
 > T.V Raman wrote:
 > > 
 > > Well, for the client or server agnostic solution, same
 > > three-letter incantation -- AVT 
 > 
 > that's the other variant Chiba supports. So the following expression 
 > will also work
 > 
 > <xf:submission action="http://somehost/{/data/nextUrl}" .../>
 > 
 > provides that there's a default instance like this:
 > <xf:instance xmlns="">
 >    <data>
 >      <nextUrl>somepage.html</nextUrl>
 >    </data>
 > </xf:instance>
 > 
 > Joern
 > 
 > > 
 > > 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
 > >  > x-port.net Ltd.
 > >  > 
 > >  > e: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
 > >  > t: +44 (0) 20 7689 9232
 > >  > w: http://www.formsPlayer.com/
 > >  > b: http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/
 > >  > 
 > >  > Download our XForms processor from
 > >  > http://www.formsPlayer.com/
 > > 
 > 

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--raman

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