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AW: AW: Stylesheet for Transforming HTML forms to XForms

From: Huditsch, Roman \(LNG-VIE\) <Roman.Huditsch@lexisnexis.at>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 08:28:08 +0100
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To: <www-forms@w3.org>
Cc: "David Landwehr" <david.landwehr@solidapp.com>, "Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer" <schnitz@demaledetti.net>
Good morning everybody,

Thanks to Davids feedback I was able to fix some bugs in my stylesheet and improve my test cases a bit, too.
Attached is a newer, stable version of my stylesheet.
Any feeback is heartily welcome.

wbr,
Roman

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: David Landwehr [mailto:david.landwehr@solidapp.com] 
> Gesendet: Freitag, 24. Februar 2006 07:28
> An: Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE)
> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> Betreff: Re: AW: Stylesheet for Transforming HTML forms to XForms
> 
> Hi Roman,
> 
> Again really good work, this is fun :)
> 
> I have some comments about the transformations:
> 
> 1) in application_from.xhtml you make a xsi:type="xs:email". Two
> problems: xs is not a defined prefix so I cannot see what the 
> type it is intended to be (a schema datatype or a xforms 
> datatype). The other problem is that there is no xs:email 
> datatype define in XML Schema 1.0 or in XForms 1.0. However I 
> like the idea of assign such a datatype (and indeed there is 
> one in XForms 1.1) so maybe you can link you own schema and 
> assign the datatype from that (you can just copy the 
> definition from XForms 1.1).
> 
> 2) It may be my mistake but instance('formData1')/ should be 
> without the trailing / e.g. just instance('formData1')
> 
> 3) You might know it since checkbox.xhtml does not transform 
> probably but the transformation of a checkbox should be:
> <xforms:select1 ref="zutat" appearance="full">
>   <xforms:label></xforms:label>
>   <xforms:item>
>     <xforms:label>Salami</xforms:label>
>     <xforms:value>salami</xforms:value>
>   </xforms:item>
>   ....
> </xforms:select1>
> 
> 4) in file_input.xml. This is the same as for 1) the xs 
> prefix has to be declared. Another thing you could do was to 
> include a mediatype and a filename element under the upload 
> element and bind they values to attributes on the upload 
> instance node. E.g. making the upload look like:
> <xforms:upload mediatype="text/*" style="width: 240px" ref="file">
>   <xforms:label></xforms:label>
>   <xforms:mediatype ref="@mediatpype"/>
>   <xforms:filename ref="@filename"/>
> </xforms:upload>
> 
> and in the instance
> <file mediatype="" filename="" xsi:type="xs:base64Binary"/>
> 
> 5) In multiple_forms.xhtml there is a problem which is 
> entirely my fault because I was fuzzy in my first mail. You 
> should namespace the transformed xhtml:form -> xforms:group 
> with a model attribute. E.g. the transformed <xhtml:form> 
> should look like <xforms:group ref="instance('formData1')" 
> model="model1"/> and for the next <xforms:group 
> ref="instance('formData2')" model="model2"/> Sorry about 
> that. The current version will not work since you are not 
> allow to cross reference instance between models in XForms.
> 
> 6) Very nice transformation in outgroup.xhtml. There is a 
> choices element in XForms which will allow you to transforms 
> <optgroup label="Names starting with B"> into <xforms:choices>
>   <xforms:label>Names starting with B</xforms:label>
>   <xforms:item>
>     <xforms:label>Berta</xforms:label>
>     <xforms:value>Berta</xforms:value>
>   </xforms:item>
>   ...
> </xforms:choices>
> 
> 7) For select.xhtml I like Tom Waits ;)
> 
> 8) I really like the reset trigger. It is a good detail.
> 
> Keep up the good work!
> 
> Best regards,
> David
> 
> Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE) wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I did my best to include all of your suggestions :) The new version 
> > now transforms xhrml:label elements if they occur directly 
> before an 
> > xforms control or have a "for" attribute.
> > When there is a <td> parent I leave it as it is, since otherwise it 
> > may wreck any table layouts.
> > Attached is a new version of my stylesheet and some test cases.
> > Any feedback is heartly welcome.
> > Hope you enjoy it.
> >
> > all the best,
> > Roman
> >
> >   
> >> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >> Von: David Landwehr [mailto:david.landwehr@solidapp.com]
> >> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2006 16:17
> >> An: Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE)
> >> Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> >> Betreff: Re: Stylesheet for Transforming HTML forms to XForms
> >>
> >> Hi Roman,
> >>
> >> Really excellent and exciting work!
> >>
> >> I have some suggestions:
> >> 1) the xhtml:form is kept in the resulting document after the 
> >> transformation. It would be great to remove the element 
> and replace 
> >> it with a group. The group could have ref="/instance"
> >> to remove the requirement for the child controls to have 
> that part in 
> >> they refs.
> >> 2) It would really be cool to create a model or instance for each 
> >> form in the document. That would require proper model namespacing. 
> >> Because xhtml forms always are separated by its parent 
> form element, 
> >> that can simply be done using a model/ref with 
> instance('')  on the 
> >> transforming of  the xhtml:form element like xforms:group 
> >> ref="instance('ins1')"
> >> model="model1".
> >> 3) A nice feature would be to transform a xhtml:label like:
> >> <xhtml:label for="ctrl1">Label</xhtml:label><xhtml:input 
> type="input" 
> >> name="some" value="bb" id="ctrl1"/>
> >> to
> >> <xforms:input ref="/instance/some">
> >>   <xforms:label>Label</xforms:label>
> >> </xforms:input>
> >>
> >> 4) For input/@type="file" it does not generate a instance 
> element to 
> >> hold the value. It would be great if it did that and additional 
> >> specified the type to be e.g. a base 64 encoding using 
> >> xsi:type="xsd:base64Binary".
> >>
> >> If you shared the html files you use to test with it would be much 
> >> easier to provide you with feedback.
> >>
> >> Again really great work!
> >>
> >> Best regards,
> >> David
> >>
> >>
> >> Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE) wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I just tried to write an XSLT stylesheet for transforming
> >>>       
> >> simple HTML
> >>     
> >>> forms to their XForms equivalents. I hope that I have
> >>>       
> >> considered all
> >>     
> >>> controls mentioned by selfhtml and the "XForms for HTML Authors"
> >>> document.
> >>> I would be glad to get any input on it :)
> >>>
> >>> wbr,
> >>> Roman
> >>>
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> >> --
> >> --------------------------------------------
> >> David Landwehr (david.landwehr@solidapp.com) Chief 
> Executive Officer, 
> >> SolidApp
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> >> --------------------------------------------
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> >>     
> 
> 
> --
> --------------------------------------------
> David Landwehr (david.landwehr@solidapp.com) Chief Executive 
> Officer, SolidApp
> Web: http://www.solidapp.com
> Office: +45 48268212
> Mobile: +45 24275518
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> 


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