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Xforms in Open Office

From: Richard Braman <rbraman@bramantax.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 02:34:46 -0500
To: "'Lars Oppermann'" <lars.oppermann@sun.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <026201c63dcb$caca7880$3201a8c0@bramantax.com>
I answered some of my own questions with research.  SO let me restate
the questions no the my understanding of open office xforms support has
improved:
 
They way I see it the basic functionalty we are talking about is being
able to open XHTML + XFOrms Documents in O for editing and save an
OO+Xforms doc as XHTML + XForms.  
 
It seems like OO already has much of the interface needed for positioing
controls, binding to instance data, setting actions and events, etc.
The one thing I did notice in this was that events seem to not seem to
follow XForms , but instead tie into OO macros?  I also notcied that
these dont seem to tie into the names of events such as DomActivate,
etc.  This may make it easir for users not familiar with XForms and
harder on those that are.
 
XHTML is primarily used in conjunction with xforms to provide
presentation to the form.  In that apect most developers position
controls either absolutely using div and span tags or using tables.
What is the format OO uses to store information on how controls are laid
out and what are some possible emthod to convert this to XHTML?
 
 

Richard Braman
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