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RE: XForms Editor Review

From: Richard Braman <rbraman@bramantax.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 00:56:04 -0500
To: "'Lars Oppermann'" <lars.oppermann@sun.com>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <025401c63dbe$01296b10$3201a8c0@bramantax.com>

Hi Lars, 

Some questions:
How are xforms contained within the OO document structure?  
Is the OO doc structure XML?  
For instance, how is the position of an Xforms  control defined in OO?  
What are the options for Xform data binding?   
Does OO have a method for binding controls to instance data?
Does OO have support for an Xpath expression builder
What XFOrms tags are supported through an advanced gui (bind, setvalue,
submission, action) etc. 
What events ares supported?

I tried opening an Xforms file in OO again, and it just shows the xhtml,
not the GUI for forms that I once saw.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lars Oppermann [mailto:lars.oppermann@sun.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 3:13 AM
To: rbraman@bramantax.com; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Re: XForms Editor Review


Hi Richard

Richard Braman wrote:
> I have read about the OO effort but when I open my forms with open
> office it doesn't do #!@3 <mailto:#!@3>.  I would rather concentrate
the 
> effort in xForms community than in OO (and they can particpate)
because 
> the implementation knowledge exists in this community.  Who heads
Xforms 
> dev in OO?

I do :)

It is not yet decided, whether in upcomming versions of XForms in OOo 
will focus more on the authoring and exporting to XHTML+XForms approach,

or whether we expand more on the OpenDocument+XForms approach.

You seem to be most interested in a solution that gives you 
XHTML+XForms. Since OOo is not an XHTML authoring tool, making it a
XHTML+XForms authoring tool is somewhat unlikely. The goal of XForms in 
OOo is to introduce rich declarative XML based forms into the world of 
office productivity applications. Nevertheless, a good XHTML+XForms 
export can also be a part of that.

All the best,
/lars
Received on Thursday, 2 March 2006 06:09:38 GMT

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